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• The Giants successfully converted a fourth-and-1 attempt on the opponent 16-yard with 8:49 to go in the third quarter. They were down only 7 points. Although the conversion was successful, it was too early in the game to make this decision. Making the decision to forgo a scoring opportunity while in a close game on the road reduced New York’s play calling grade.
• The Giants completed several pass plays that targeted Panther’s rookie cornerback Donte Jackson. They also exploited a mismatched linebacker covering Saquon Barkley on a play that resulted in a touchdown. These observations contributed to New York’s personnel score.
• Both teams had used most of their timeouts early in the 4th quarter, and the Panthers had used all 3 of their timeouts prior to taking the field for game winning drive. These observations are reflected in the game clock management scores.