The New York Giants guaranteed themselves a third straight losing season on Sunday night with a 49-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The 6-9 Giants have lost five of their last six games and will try to avoid a second straight 6-10 season in their season finale next week against the Philadelphia Eagles.
There was certainly no worrying about the Giants losing another last-minute heartbreaker on Sunday. They trailed 19-3 at the half and never came close to making it a game in the second half. The score was 32-10 after three quarters.
Playing without the suspended Odell Beckham Jr., quarterback Eli Manning was left with little to work with on offense. Manning was sacked four times, intercepted two times, completed 15-of-29 passes for 234 yards and finished with a pitiful passer rating of 50.7. Manning had no open receivers, no time to throw and no chance.
Rashad Jennings was the only offensive player who really did anything. He had 14 carries for 74 yards, caught a 50-yard screen pass and finished with two catches for 62 yards.
The Giants' under-manned defense did what it could, but had no real chance with no help to speak of from the offense. Adrian Peterson finished with 104 yards rushing and one touchdown on 22 carries for Minnesota. Beginning in the second quarter, the Vikings scored on seven straight possessions, including their first six of the second half.
Giants' linebacker J.T. Thomas was ejected in the fourth quarter after a personal foul.
The Giants' fourth straight playoff-less season will come to a close next Sunday with a 1 p.m. ET game against the Eagles.