NFL Week 9 Game Recap: New York Giants 23, Las Vegas Raiders 16 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

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NFL Week 9 Game Recap: New York Giants 23, Las Vegas Raiders 16

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) passes against the Las Vegas Raiders during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders’ abysmal red-zone offense kept points off the board on multiple occasions, ultimately costing Derek Carr and company in a road loss to the New York Giants.

After scoring from the two-yard line on a Carr-Hunter Renfrow connection, Las Vegas didn’t score a touchdown on any of its other five red-zone possessions — kicking three field goals, missing another and losing the ball on a game-clinching strip-sack late in the fourth quarter.

Running back Devontae Booker led the Giants’ offensive attack with 99 yards on 21 carries, helping the team to the 23-16 victory to improve to 2-6 on the season.


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New York Giants

Quarterback

Daniel Jones completed just 15-of-21 passes for 110 yards and one touchdown against Las Vegas. He coughed up a fumble on a Yannick Ngakoue strip-sack, but that was his lone turnover-worthy play. He was essentially asked to not lose the game, posting just a 3.6-yard average depth of target — including only three passes that traveled more than 10 yards in the air.

Running Back

With Saquon Barkley sidelined, former Raiders back Devontae Booker to the lion’s share of the carries for New York. He wasn’t wildly efficient, recording only one broken tackle, but he still totaled 99 yards on 21 carries and 23 receiving yards on three receptions.

Wide Receiver/Tight End

Veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph led all Giants wide receivers and tight ends with five targets, but he still finished with just four receptions for 20 yards. Evan Engram led the group with 38 receiving yards and a touchdown on three receptions. No New York receiver dropped a target in the game.

Offensive Line

None of the Giants' offensive linemen earned PFF grades above 66.0 on first review of the broadcast film. Tackle Matt Peart was notably the worst-performing big man for the Giants, as he allowed a whopping four pressures, including the Ngakoue strip-sack.

Defensive Line

Dexter Lawrence was extremely impressive in run defense and should finish PFF’s review process with an 80.0-plus grade. Lawrence also tied with Leonard Williams for the team lead in pressures (three).

Rookie Quincy Roche made the play of the day, however. He beat left tackle Kolton Miller for a game-ending strip-sack while being held on the play.

Linebacker

It wasn’t a banner day for any Giants linebacker. Tae Crowder, who led the group in total snaps played, earned a sub-40.0 PFF grade on first review and allowed six receptions for 56 yards in coverage. Reggie Ragland surrendered more than 40 yards on two receptions, as well.

Secondary

Xavier McKinney recorded two interceptions, including a pick-six, against Las Vegas. He should finish PFF’s reviews with a 90.0-plus grade on the day.

Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson also had a strong day in coverage with more than 60 snaps played and only six yards allowed on six targets.

Las Vegas Raiders

Quarterback

Carr will finish PFF’s reviews with one of the lowest single-game grades of his career despite logging two big-time throws. His two interceptions were costly, and the strip-sack in the final seconds was the nail in the coffin. He completed just 4-of-13 passes for 84 yards and a pick on throws of 10-plus air yards.

Running Back

Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake were bright spots in an otherwise disappointing offensive effort from Las Vegas. The duo combined for 106 rushing yards, 89 receiving yards and nine broken tackles.

Wide Receiver/Tight End

Tight end Darren Waller hauled in 7-of-11 targets for 92 yards and five first downs as the team’s leading receiver. Renfrow also had 49 yards and a score on his seven receptions. Zay Jones and Bryan Edwards, however, combined for just one reception for 20 yards on eight targets.

Offensive Line

Even though Kolton Miller gave up the game-clinching strip-sack for the Giants, he still was impressive for most of the game. He and John Simpson should both finish PFF’s review process with 80.0-plus PFF grades.

The obvious weak links for Las Vegas’ offensive line were Brandon Parker and rookie Alex Leatherwood. The duo allowed seven total pressures and earned sub-65.0 PFF grades on first review.

Defensive Line

Maxx Crosby and Yannick Ngakoue both made splash plays, but neither could take over the game wholesale and earn PFF grades above 90.0. The duo combined for eight total pressures and recorded 19% pass-rush win rates on 21 pass-rushing snaps.

Linebacker

The Giants rarely tested the Raiders’ linebackers in coverage, but none of them earned 65.0-plus PFF grades in run defense. Veteran Denzel Perryman was the most impressive of the bunch with his five defensive stops and 18 yards allowed in coverage on five targets.

Secondary

The Raiders’ secondary is a cast of misfits, but safety Johnathan Abram was the only one who played significant snaps and earned a sub-65.0 PFF grade. Abram was caught in coverage on the impressive 30-yard touchdown pass to Engram. He allowed three receptions for a team-high 38 yards, one first down and the score. Rookie Nate Hobbs was called for two costly penalties, as well.

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