AT A GLANCE
After grabbing their first win of the season last week on the road, the New York Giants were unable to stack another on top of it at home, falling 24-7 to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. With the loss, Big Blue dropped to 1-6 on the season.
The Giants, who are now 20-9 in pre-bye games, go on their break in Week 8. They return the following Sunday to host the Los Angeles Rams before flying to San Francisco in Week 10.
WHAT WE LEARNED ON OFFENSE
*With center Weston Richburg missing another game due to a concussion, the Giants rolled out the same starting offensive line as they did last week in Denver. From left to right, that consisted of Ereck Flowers, John Jerry, Brett Jones, D.J. Fluker, and Justin Pugh. However, Pugh went down with a back injury in the second half, and Bobby Hart came off the bench to replace him at right tackle.
*Because of their depleted receiving corps, the Giants again utilized some heavy personnel and opened the game with three tight ends on the field. Evan Engram, who led NFL rookie tight ends in most categories entering Week 6, had a team-high 12 targets, resulting in six catches for 60 yards, including a five-yard touchdown from Eli Manning for the first points of the game. He also had a long of 25 yards.
*Manning, who went 19 of 39 for 134 yards and a touchdown, completed just five passes to wide receivers. He wasn’t sacked until 9:49 left in the fourth quarter, but it proved to be a costly one. Manning lost the ball on the play, and the Seahawks took over the Giants 38. They scored a touchdown shortly after to take a two-possession lead.
*After racking up 300 yards rushing and averaging 5.26 yards per carry in the previous two weeks, the Giants mustered just 46 yards on 17 carries (2.7-yard average) vs. Seattle.
*The Giants were outgained 222-42 in yards in the first half but nevertheless led 7-3 going into the locker room.
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