Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Shocker in New York: Giants upset Chiefs 12-9

Giants WR Roger Lewis Actually Caught This Pass While Being Interfered With (VIDEO) A miraculous sliding catch set up the Giants' upset win over the Chiefs
Kristopher Love | 20 November, 2017, 01:58

The under is also 7-0-1 in the Chiefs' last eight games following a bye week, is 8-2 in their last 10 games versus a team with a losing record, and is 17-5 in their last 22 games playing in Week 11.

Phillip Gaines' contact with Lewis was the only thing that stopped the play from becoming one of the more remarkable game-winning touchdowns we've seen in years.

In their best performance of the year, NY held the Chiefs' fifth-ranked offense to just nine points while creating three turnovers, including two interceptions of Smith, who had just one pick all season entering Week 11.

It was a defensive performance worthy of at least a regulation win, but the offense was struggling for most of the afternoon.

Quarterback Alex Smith's shovel pass to Travis Kelce was intercepted after a Giants defender hit Kelce, jarring the ball loose.

Manning threw for just 171 yards, but the ground game was solid. Darkwa paced the running game with 74 yards, while Lewis' 55-yards led all receivers. Smith completed just 27-of-40 pass attempts for 230 yards and two interceptions.

The touchdown came in the opening minutes of the second quarter. Rosas missed the extra point.

It was the highlight of the first half for a team that looked drastically different compared to their Week 10 disaster against the San Francisco 49ers. That's not good news for the right side of the Giants' offensive line, which could feature undrafted rookie Chad Wheeler making his first career start at right tackle. That set up a third-and-5 drop by Evan Engram in the red zone, putting the Giants in an impossible spot - trust the rookie kicker with the longest field goal of his career, or go test a stingy Chiefs defense that had stumped the offense all game.

After the Chiefs failed to convert on the Giants' turnover, NY defensive tackle Damon Harrison picked off Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith's shovel pass intended for tight end Travis Kelce at the Chiefs' 26-yard line. The defense is a big concern for Kansas City, which ranks 30th in total defense but 19th in scoring defense thanks to 13 takeaways.