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Fans rip Giants for horrible clock management to end game

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The New York Giants somehow only lost to the Atlanta Falcons by three points on Monday night even though they looked much worse than that. They also could have had a better shot at winning the game if they didn’t have such terrible clock management to close things out.

The Giants got the ball with 1:50 left down 23-12, needing two scores to win the game. They had to strike quickly. Things started out well when Sterling Shepard took a catch 58 yards down to the 14. From there, Eli Manning threw to the middle of the field twice with no timeouts, which let the clock drop to under a minute and counting. Eli then attempted a QB sneak not once but twice in a row from the goal line.

So much time was wasted on the entire sequence that it wasn’t until there were five seconds left that the Giants attempted a pass in the end zone that went for a TD. They converted the 2-point attempt to make it 23-20, but left themselves no time to try and tie or win the game with an onside kick.

Here were the reactions to their terrible clock management to end the game.

“I just saw a mush pile there. So I don’t know why it didn’t work. From the 1-yard line we gotta get it in,” Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said of the QB sneaks after the game. “You should be able to convert on a sneak. For whatever reason we didn’t get it done.”

The Giants deserved to lose the game. They deserved to lose by an even greater margin based on how poorly they played and their decisions.

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