Giants lose to Dolphins, 31-16


What we know about defense

Inside linebacker Micah McFadden, who leads the Giants in tackles through four games and is second in total tackles through four games, suffered an ankle injury in practice this week and is without Participate in the competition. Isaiah Simmons started in his place.

The Giants were the last team in the NFL that hadn’t forced a turnover entering Week 5, but when safety Xavier McKinney stripped Miami rookie DeVon Archaon early in the second quarter, Things have changed. Outside linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux recovered the fumble, but the Giants went three-and-out on the ensuing possession.

The Dolphins had the most total yards in NFL history through the first four games of a season and have kept up that pace. Achane scored a 76-yard touchdown and Tyreek Hill had a 76-yard catch-and-run run to give the Dolphins a 14-3 lead. They are just getting started.

Safety Jason Pinnock briefly changed the trajectory of the game late in the first half with a 102-play interception return for a touchdown, but Tua Tagovailoa and Hill scored on third down A 69-yard touchdown was completed in just 54 seconds of the quarter.

Linebacker Bobby Okereke scored the Giants’ third score on an interception in the third quarter. On the ensuing possession, the offense turned it into a three-point play.

What we know about special teams

Giants all-time 50-yard field goal leader Graham Gano missed a 55-yard field goal as his wife walked away. However, the veteran found success on the remaining carries of 49, 37 and 51 yards.

QB Daniel Jones (neck), OL Marcus McKethan (knee)

New York: RB Saquon Barkley, S Gervarrius Owens, LB Micah McFadden, C John Michael Schmitz, G Shane Lemieux, T Andrew Thomas, DL Jordon Riley

Mia: CB Kelvin Joseph, OLB Jaylan Phillips, RB Salvin Ahmed, WR Chase Claypool, NT Brandon Pilley, QB Skylar Thompson

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