With under a minute remaining, the Giants had a 99.9 percent win probability but it simply wasn’t meant to be. Zach Wilson drove the Jets down the field with ease twice — once to send the game into overtime and once to secure the win.
The loss dropped the Giants to 2-6 on the season and triggered a sellers approach to the NFL trade deadline.
As we enter Week 9, here’s a look at where the Giants place in a multitude of power rankings.
Nate Davis, USA TODAY: 26 (+1)
QB Daniel Jones’ return comes just in time, Big Blue hitting the road for the next three weeks in what’s probably a last-ditch effort to save the season.
Barry Werner, List Wire: 32 (-6)
The game was ugly. The decision that cost the Giants the game was uglier. This was just bad football.
Jarrett Bailey, Touchdown Wire: 32 (-1)
If you’re reading this, you had nine more net passing yards than the Giants did.
Dalton Miller, Pro Football Network: 31 (NC)
The Giants and Jets game was one of the worst offensive contests in recent memory. At one point, the teams had no third-down conversions and had punted a combined 15 times.
In over four quarters of play in a modern NFL game, the Giants’ passing attack managed negative net yards for the game. Including sacks, the Giants passed for -9 yards.
The fact that they were in this game at all is evidence of how atrocious this game was in general.
Vinnie Iyer, The Sporting News: 30 (-3)
The Giants keep losing key offensive players and are now down two quarterbacks with Tyrod Taylor (ribs) being knocked out vs. the Jets. Their season is unraveling fast, the polar opposite of last year’s good vibes for Brian Daboll.
Frank Schwab, Yahoo! Sports: 30 (NC)
When you lose, everything is under scrutiny. Head coach Brian Daboll’s explanation for trying a field goal instead of going for it on fourth-and-1 late in the fourth quarter made sense. He didn’t think his defense would allow the Jets to score a touchdown in the final 25 seconds and he was probably right. But the kick missed, the Jets somehow got in field-goal position, hit that kick to tie it and then won in overtime. When your season is going bad, that kind of loss doesn’t get easily forgotten.
Josh Schrock, NBC Sports: 30 (-3)
At 2-6 and with Tommy DeVito potentially having to start next week, there’s no reason the Giants shouldn’t be sellers ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline.