LAS VEGAS Here are some noteworthy details and statistics from the Giants’ 30-6 defeat against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. For the second straight game, rookie Tommy DeVito filled in as the Giants’ quarterback in the second quarter, replacing the injured starter. Tyrod Taylor was the one who sustained a rib cage injury and was put on injured reserve last week. This time, DeVito took Daniel Jones’ place after the latter hurt his knee on the opening play of the second quarter without being struck.
Jones returned to the field following his three-game absence due to a neck ailment. Nevertheless, he only completed four of nine passes for 25 yards, meaning his outing was short-lived. In addition, he ran twice for nine yards. On Monday, an assessment will determine the degree of his knee injury.
With better passing opportunities than he had in the previous game against the Jets, DeVito completed 15 of 20 throws for 175 yards, with Wan ‘Dale Robinson scoring a touchdown from nine yards out. But he also gained 17 rushing yards on four carries and threw two interceptions.
The dismal season the Giants had in their second season under head coach Brian Diboll is largely to blame for their current state of difficulties. Daniel Jones’s knee injury made matters worse and compelled DeVito to take action. It’s difficult to believe that the Giants placed Tyrod Taylor on injured reserve following DeVito’s poor performance last week, passing for minus-1 yard after entering the game in the second quarter, and yet failed to acquire a stronger backup option. Regretfully, that’s exactly what happened.
Until Sunday, when they scored 24 points at halftime, the Raiders had not scored more than 21 points in a single game. This is a serious critique of McDaniel’s coaching and a terrible reflection on the Giants.
Raiders’ Offensive Play:
Against the Giants, the Raiders became the second club this season to score a touchdown on their opening offensive play. This was done in the first quarter by Jakobi Myers with a 17-yard end-around, which came after the Miami Dolphins had done the same on October 8.
This season, Myers became one of the wide receivers that sprinted for a touchdown against the Giants. Kavontae Turpin of the Dallas Cowboys scored on a 7-yard run on September 10.
This was Bullock’s second stint with the Giants in his 138-game, 10-season, six-team career. On September 11, 2016, he made his debut in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys, taking Josh Brown’s spot due to suspension. Bullock did not try a field goal in the Giants’ 20-19 victory, but he did kick two extra points.
Due to a hamstring injury, tight end Darren Waller is on injured reserve and missed the Giants’ opening game. Starting in Waller’s place, Daniel Bellinger caught three passes for 43 yards, including one for 23 yards.
With a 27-point advantage over the Giants in the second half, the Raiders maintained their domination. According to Fox, this was their biggest lead in a game since Week 2 of the 2017 campaign. DeVito completed a couple of throws, which allowed the Giants to score and kept the Raiders from shutting them out. Still, it was an extremely dominant performance by the Raiders, which might not have been accidental after a coach who had lost the locker room left, evoking memories of his former head coaching position with the Denver Broncos more than a decade ago.
On October 15, against Buffalo, left guard Pugh made his second start of the season and his 76th career start overall, including postseason games. After starting 13 games at left guard and three at center, Bredeson earned his first career start at right guard.
Dexter Lawrence, Rakeem Nunez-Roches, and A ‘Shawn Robinson were the Giants’ starting defensive linemen in their first game without Leonard Williams, who was traded the week before. Five of the ten tackles they made together were solo tackles.
Kicker Cade York, running back Jashaun Corbin, center Sean Harlow, lineman Joshua Miles, safety Gervarrius Owens, and nose tackle Jordon Rile were the Giants’ inactive players for the contest.