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Giants Morning Report: Chris Borland could have been a Giant

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New York Giants headlines for Monday, 11/17.

Chris Borland celebrates a tackle on Sunday
Chris Borland celebrates a tackle on Sunday
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Instead of being a Giants-killer, which he was on Sunday afternoon, San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland could have have been a member of the New York Giants.

Borland was selected in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the 49ers, 77th overall. The Giants, selecting 74th, took defensive tackle Jay Bromley.

Borland had 12 tackles, two for loss, two interceptions, three passes defensed and a Pro Football Focus score of +6.6 Sunday vs. the Giants. With Navarro Bowman out all season and Patrick Willis having just been placed on IR, Borland has registered 47 tackles (18, 15, 12) over the past three games.

Bromley? The rookie from Syracuse might be a good player eventually, but right now he's nowhere close to the impact player Borland is. Bromley was active Sunday for only the third time this season, but did not play a snap on either defense or special teams.

What say you, 'Beezer Brigade?

About Sunday's loss

Here are some facts about Sunday's loss from the Giants PR Dept.

  • This is the Giants' worst record after 10 games since 1998, when they were also 3-7. They won five of their final six games that season to finish 8-8.
  • The Giants lost six straight last year and are now riding a five-game losing streak this year. It is the first time since 2003-2004 they have lost that many games in a row in back-to-back seasons. They had eight-game losing streaks in both of those seasons.
  • Manning's five-interception game was the second of his career, and second in as many seasons. He had five interceptions vs. the Seattle Seahawks a year ago.
  • The Giants' defense allowed 333 yards, the tirst time in five games it has given up less than 423.
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