The return of Sakun Barkley was a central theme on Sunday for the Giants, but another key offensive player returned to the field. Evan Engram's tight end, after missing a knee-deep play, was in the lineup, but struggled when the Giants lost to the Cardinals 27-21.
Engram targeted five passes, but came up with only one catch for 6 yards. He had a terrible fall in the second quarter on what should have been at least a 24-hour welcome.
Later in the game, Engram looked an inadvertent eye when Terrell Suggs dipped his finger into the mask of Engram's face, ending the rough afternoon.
"I have to play better," said Engram. "I have to be better for my team."
Security Michael Thomas created points for his team when his blocked point was restored by Eli Penny in the end zone. Penny actually beat Thomas to the ball. "Would I love the trifecta? Of course, ”Thomas said, hoping for a rebuild and a TD. "I was trying to get there, but I was happy that Elijah Penny got hold of him because we needed those points."
The last time the Giants blocked a breakpoint was more than six years ago when Damonter Moore made the block and Cooper Taylor got the score against the Raiders on November 10, 2013.
Down 24-14, the Giants had a chance to reduce the deficit to one score with 1:07 remaining in the third quarter, but Aldrick Rosas missed a field goal on goal with 37 yards in the rain.
"I thought the whole operation was good," Rosas said. "The ball just stayed right on me. Pre-game was kind of like drawing a little. I felt he came out clean and just seemed to stand right up to this post. "
Pat Shurmur lost the challenge when he angrily tossed the red marker, protesting against a disturbance when passing to Janoris Jenkins. Receiver Trent Sherfield appears to have made contact with Jenkins on the field, but the conversation has not been canceled, continuing the trend throughout the league when it comes to non-interference penalties. It was a costly penalty as he gave the Cardinals 25 yards.
How rare was it that Chase Edmunds did to the Giants? He became just the second player in the past decade with three rushing touchdowns of 20 or more yards in the same game. Doug Martin of the Buccaneers was the last to make it on November 4, 2012 against the attackers.