New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 Things to Watch For

The Giants did that for the most part on Sunday with the Buccaneers converting just three of 11 third downs.

This game felt like one where the team with the ball last would wind up winning it. Winston orchestrated a two-minute drill to set up the game-winning field goal by Folk.

It's the second week in a row that the Giants have lost on a field goal after recovering from a bad start to take the lead in the second half. Quarterback Eli Manning tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another, but it wasn't enough. New York's two other rivals already have two wins a piece.

The 1992 Chargers are the only team in National Football League history to start 0-4 and make the playoffs.

Both teams have announced their inactive players; let's take a look at the lists.

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Freshman quarterback Jake Fromm played into the fourth quarter and went 7 of 15 for 84 yards with one touchdown and interception. Kelly, the SEC's leading rusher going into Saturday action, ran 16 times for 44 yards, well below his 112.5-yard average.

Running back Wayne Gallman made the most of his career debut. It's fantastic what happens when Winston doesn't throw picks in a game. Making the playoffs will be hard, however star receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., isn't giving up on the idea. Then early in the fourth quarter, they stopped the Bucs on fourth-and-2 at the Giants' 35-yard line. While the pass defense was horrendous for Tampa Bay, did they at least stop the run? The Giants are in a down year, at least so far, but Eli Manning didn't go from a capable quarterback to an old man overnight, and Odell Beckham Junior continues to play. Nope. Rookie running back Dalvin Cook ran for 97 yards and picked up a rushing touchdown as well.

Maybe the 2017 Giants can embrace a 12-game season in which nothing is expected of them anymore and the pressure is off. It is notable that the Bucs are 0-5 over three seasons while playing without Alexander, who was injured in the season-opening victory against the Chicago Bears. There was also a deep ball in the first quarter that fell incomplete after Marshall failed to put up much of a fight. Winston spread the ball around, with four different Buccaneers exceeding 60 receiving yards, and made the gutsiest call of the season (so far) a success by dropping in a ideal pass to TE Cam Brate in the final two minutes as Brate was sprinting down the sideline on third-and-one. In addition, the Giants continue to struggle wrapping up the ball carrier. The Buccaneers seemed helpless to stop the passing attack of Minnesota backup quarterback Case Keenum, who hurled for 369 yards and three touchdowns. Manning targeted him 15 times, but Beckham caught only seven passes for 90 yards, 42 of which came on one play. It was slapped away by Giants safety Landon Collins.

Early on though, it looked as though the Giants were in danger of getting blown out before halftime. They didn't produce any turnovers, but kept the Giants in the game until the end.

Running back Paul Perkins (ribs) and center Weston Richburg (concussion) left on the same drive late in the third quarter. In his first rush as a Giant he broke free for a 10 yard rush and a first down.


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