Saints Pour Cold Water on DeVito Mania, End Giants Playoff Hopes
The New York Giants‘ chances to suddenly swing themselves into a playoff chase down the stretch came to a screeching halt in New Orleans as the Saints thumped Big Blue 24-6 on Sunday, effectively cooling down the hype surrounding quarterback Tommy DeVito.
DeVito struggled. He was sacked seven times as the Giants managed only 193 yards of total offense. At one point DeVito had to enter concussion protocol in the first half after his head smacked up against the turf while trying to avoid a collision with safety Issac Yiadom. Yiadom’s helmet smacked up against DeVito’s shoulder as the quarterback gave himself up.
DeVito would return in the second half, but the Giants offense couldn’t get off the mat, shutout by the New Orleans defense.
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Meanwhile, Derek Carr had easily his best day in a Saints uniform. The former Las Vegas Raider tossed for 218 yards and three touchdowns in the victory for the Saints, who keep pace with Tampa Bay for first place in the NFC South.
What the Loss Means?
The Giants were all but eliminated from the playoffs. At 5-9, the G-Men might be mathematically alive, but realistically — with two games upcoming against the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles — it’s curtains.
The Giants have to start looking toward the off-season at this point. Is Tommy DeVito the answer at back-up quarterback? Can he challenge Daniel Jones for the starting job? Those are questions for the final three weeks. PLUS: the Giants need take seriously extending Saquon Barkley. New York slapped a franchise tag on him this season. Will they do it again?