ATLANTA — For all the flaws behind the New York Giants' miserable 1-6 start, there's one unmistakable problem they just can't seem to fix no matter how hard they try.
The Giants can't score, the latest offensive debacle coming in Monday night's 23-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
In a league where seemingly no one can stop the opposition from reaching the end zone, Big Blue finds itself on the opposite end of the spectrum and nothing is changing.
The Giants settled for two field goals and came away empty despite having the ball at the 1-yard line down just one score.
So when the Falcons' Tevin Coleman breaks off a 30-yard touchdown run, it felt like the game was over. But again, as the Giants have done previously this season, they mount a furious comeback, only to come up short.
Down 20-12 after a Saquon Barkley touchdown, Pat Shurmur went with the math of analytic reasoning by going against conventional wisdom and attempting a two-point conversion that failed. The Falcons later hit a 56-yard field goal by Giorgio Tavecchio that put the advantage at 23-12.
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The Giants wound up getting a touchdown pass to Beckham and a two-point conversion run from Barkley to pull within 23-20, but they failed to recover an onsides kick with five seconds left.
'What? Throw to Odell!'
The exasperation from Pat Shurmur as Eli Manning's fourth down pass into traffic intended for Scott Simonson told the story.
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