New York Giants: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly vs. Cincinnati

August 15, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New York Giants have gone through 11 training camp practices so far, including the last two against the Cincinnati Bengals, their 2015 preseason opening opponent to whom they lost a 23-10 decision on Friday night.
Yet given how poorly the Giants' first-team offense and defense played against the Bengals, it looked as though the Giants were playing together for the first time. 
The Bengals crushed the Giants in several statistical categories, including first downs (20-13), total offensive yards (432 to 224), net yards rushing (225 to 106) and time of possession (35:15 to 24:45).
“We need to be a little sharper. We didn’t do that well on third downs, had some negative plays,” said quarterback Eli Manning, whose offensive unit went three-and-out on three of its first four drives.
“We definitely have room for improvement. That’s what preseason’s for: To figure out what you have to improve on and go do it.”
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