Saquon Barkley's return was a central theme Sunday for the Giants, but another key offensive player was back on the field. The tight end Evan Engram, after missing a game with a sprained knee, was in the lineup but struggled when the Giants lost to the Cardinals 27-21.
Engram was targeted five times on pass, but came away with only one catch for 6 laps. He had a terrible fall in the second quarter on what should have been at least a 24-yard reception.
Later in the game, Engram caught his eye unintentionally when Terrell Suggs stuck his finger inside Engram's face mask and ended a rough afternoon.
"I got to play better," Engram said. "I have to get better for my team."
Security Michael Thomas produced points for his team when his blocked points were recovered by Eli Penny in the end zone for a touchdown. Penny actually hit Thomas to the ball. "Would I have loved trifecta? Of course, Thomas said and also hoped for the recovery and TD. "I tried to get there, but I was happy that Elijah Penny got it because we needed those points." # 196; & # 39;
The last time the Giants blocked a touchdown score was more than six years ago, when Damontre Moore made the block and Cooper Taylor scored against the Raiders on November 10, 2013.
Down 24-14, the Giants had a chance to reduce the deficit to a point with 1:07 left in the third quarter, but Aldrick Rosas missed a 37-yard field attempt in the rain.
"I thought the whole operation was good," said Rosas. "The ball just stopped right on me. First name, it was a little to draw a little. It felt like it was going clean and it was just going right outside of that post. "
Pat Shurmur lost a challenge when he angrily threw down the red marker and objected to an interference call on Janoris Jenkins. not, which continued a league-wide trend in non-reversal of pass interference penalties. It was a costly penalty, as it gave the Cardinals 25 meters.
How rare was what Chase Edmonds did to the Giants? He became only the second player in the last decade with three rushing touchdowns on 20 or more turns in the same game. Doug Martin from the Buccaneers was the last to make it November 4, 2012 versus the Raiders.