Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Many mistakes of veterans proved costly in the defeat of the chiefs from 20-17

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (NWN) – There was no one play that ruined the New York Giants against Kansas City on Monday night.

There were about a dozen small children.

Interception by Daniel Jones when he was caught staring at his target. Two personal foul penalties by linebacker Tae Crowder in the fourth quarter. Riley Dixon’s wavering punt saved the Chiefs just over a minute for the advancing field goal. And the breakdown that kept New York from extending its comeback.

The result was a 20–17 defeat that left the Giants (2–6) wondering if they let a major upset get away.

The mistakes began with the Giants’ first offensive play, when Jones threw an interception inside his own 20-yard line, allowing the Chiefs to capitalize for an early touchdown. And he didn’t really finish the rest of the first half.

After the Chiefs took a 14-7 lead, the Giants marched inside their 10-yard line to respond. But on the third and fourth, Sterling Shepard ran an out route for two yards that saw him face fourth instead of first and goal. And instead of going against one of the league’s worst defenses, Giants coach Joe Judge opted to kick an easy field goal.

The Giants had a chance to take the lead in the final drive of the first half.

They moved quickly into midfield in the closing minutes when Will Hernandez was called for a false start and Nate Solder was caught on back-to-back plays. And when Devonte Booker took a 14-yard advantage to at least give the Giants a shot at the Hail Mary, Jones lost track of time and a delayed game put him out of bounds for it.

However, the biggest mistakes happened in the fourth quarter.

After the Giants took a 17–14 lead on a touchdown pass to Evan Engram, the Chiefs marched into midfield looking for answers. That was when Crowder was hit with his first individual foul penalty, a 15-yard foul that helped set up Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker for a 36-yard field goal that tied the game.

The Giants’ ensuing drive to taunt was seen in low light by a personal foul on fullback Elijah Penney, followed by an ugly third and -7 pass left unfinished and forcing New York to kick the ball back to the chiefs.

When he tried to help the Giants with his own holding penalty, Oshane Zimines was called for offsides to clear Mahomes’ second interception of the game. Crowder was called for a facemask on the next play to drive Kansas City to midfield, and the Chiefs got a forward field goal from Booker, with 1:07 remaining in the game.

Final match for the Woebegone Giants: 10 penalties for 88 yards with one interception and three sacks.

It will hardly be the kind of night that the two-time defending AFC champions will be able to beat.

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