Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez dominated on third down to maintain possession seemingly all day (over 38 minutes). Ryan had almost as many touchdown passes (three) as incompletions. Eli Manning's protection broke down badly all day, and he threw two crippling interceptions. Giants coach Tom Coughlin unsuccessfully kept going for it on fourth-and-short.
The scattershot Giants have to wonder what team will show up on a given week. They are capable of crushing the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers, but they have suffered through way too many no-show performances this season. The Giants' pass rush is mediocre, their grip on the NFC East has eroded and, at 8-6, they now risk falling out of the playoffs entirely.