NY Giants vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Full Roster Report Card Grades for New York

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 NY Giants vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Full Roster Report Card Grades for New York
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs 31, New York Giants 7

It was a case of a different week, same problems for the Giants, who continue to struggle to have any continuity on offense, and whose special teams unit, for the second week in a row, gave up a big play.

The Giants, whose only points in the game came on a 69-yard touchdown reception from Eli Manning to receiver Victor Cruz, broke a scoreless streak that spanned a little over five quarters of play.

However, as has been the case for the Giants, whose 0-4 record puts them in the NFC East's cellar, after battling to keep the score 10-7 at the half, the fabric unraveled.

There were a few good things to come out of the game, however. For starters, running back David Wilson ran for 55 yards on 13 carries, a 4.2 average.

That's ten yards fewer than Chiefs leading rusher Jamaal Charles, and in fact, the Giants rushing game finished with 98 yards, while the Giants' run defense held Charles and company to 102 yards, the lowest rushing output by the Chiefs this season.

New York's defense also managed to force three turnovers, the first ones of the year for the Chiefs. The mistakes included two interceptions, one each by safety Antrel Rolle and cornerback Prince Amukamara, and an aborted snap lost by center Rodney Hudson.  

In the end, however, the Giants ineptness on offense—they went 1-of-14 on third-down conversions and their breakdowns on special teams, which included a punt return for a Kansas City touchdown, were simply too much to overcome.   

The Giants are off to their worst start in a non-strike year since 1979, a season they began 0-5 en route to a 6-10 finish.  

This week's loss at Kansas City was also New York's seventh straight on the road.

 

 

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