NFL Week 11 Ratings: 49ers get ‘A+’ for blowout Monday win, Giants get ‘D’ for ugly loss to Lions
In the first 10 weeks of the year, the New York Giants had a dream season, but they faced a tough reality check in Sunday’s upset loss to the Detroit Lions.
The big issues that led to the Giants’ struggles in 2021 finally surfaced for the first time in 2022. A big reason the Giants went 4-13 last season is because their running game was non-existent and because Daniel Jones was a turnover machine, and those were the two problems in New York’s 31-18 loss.
Jones went eight weeks without throwing an interception, but that streak finally ended Sunday when he was knocked out by Aidan Hutchinson in the second quarter.
It was one of two interceptions Jones would throw against the Lions. The Giants QB also threw out a third-quarter pick while a comeback was still possible.
When Hutchinson’s pick happened, the Giants led 6-3, but that lead melted three plays later when the Lions scored a touchdown to move up 10-6. After that, Detroit would never lag.
Saquon Barkley and the Giants’ running game have been incredibly successful this year, so New York didn’t really have to rely on Jones, but with Barkley stopped cold on almost every play – his longest run was four yards – the Giants were forced to turn to Jones (Barkley had only 22 yards on 15 carries against the Lions).
Although Jones’ numbers weren’t bad — he went 27 of 44 for 341 yards and a TD — most of his production came in record time in the fourth quarter. The Giants haven’t had to worry about making huge comebacks this year, but after falling 24-6 in this game, it’s worth wondering if this offense is capable of playing from behind.
The Giants faced plenty of issues on Sunday – they were hit hard with injuries, their running game was cut short and they gave out a few untimely penalties – so this loss wasn’t entirely on Jones, but given that the Giants were going up against one of the worst defenses in the NFL, expect more from Jones and the offense as a whole.
Alright, let’s get to the ratings for every game in Week 11. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into the Titans’ win over the Packers that was played on Thursday, be sure to click here.
San Francisco 38-10 against Arizona in Mexico City
49ers-Cardinals grades by John Breech (Love grades? Hate grades? Let it know on Twitter.)
Detroit 31-18 against the New York Giants
Lions-Giants Ratings by Shanna McCarriston (Like ratings? Hate ratings? his knowledge on Twitter.)
Atlanta 27-24 vs. Chicago
Notes Bears-Falcons by John Breech (Love notes? Hate notes? Let it know on Twitter.)
New Orleans 27-20 against the Rams
Rams-Saints Ratings by John Breech (Like ratings? Hate ratings? Let it know on Twitter.)
Baltimore 13-3 against Carolina
Panthers-Ravens Notes by John Breech (Love notes? Hate notes? Let it know on Twitter.)
Washington 23-10 against Houston
Ranks Commanders-Texans by John Breech (Love ranks? Hate ranks? Let it know on Twitter.)
Philadelphia 17-16 vs. Indianapolis
Eagles-Colts Notes by Jeff Kerr (Love Notes? Hate Notes? Let him know on Twitter.)
Buffalo 31-23 over Cleveland in Detroit
Browns-Bills Notes by Garrett Podell (Love notes? Hate notes? Let it know on Twitter.)
New England 10-3 against the New York Jets
The Jets-Patriots Ratings by Jordan Dajani (Like ratings? Hate ratings? Let it know on Twitter.)
Las Vegas 22-16 vs. Denver (OT)
Raiders-Broncos Ratings by John Breech (Like ratings? Hate ratings? Let it know on Twitter.)
Dallas 40-3 against Minnesota
Cowboys-Vikings Notes by Cody Benjamin (Love notes? Hate notes? Let it know on Twitter.)
Cincinnati 37-30 vs. Pittsburgh
Bengals-Steelers Ratings by Bryan DeArdo (Like ratings? Hate ratings? Let it know on Twitter.)
Kansas City 30-27 against the Los Angeles Chargers
Chiefs-Chargers Notes by John Breech (Like notes? Hate notes? Let it know on Twitter.)