The New York Giants were embarrassed by the Baltimore Ravens in the 16th week, dropping a score of 27-13 in a game that wasn’t really close.
In the first half, New York was completely blown out of the water — the best of all statistical aspects. And while they technically won the second half, the holes they dug for themselves were too deep to climb.
However, the tip of the cap owes to both the quarterback Daniel Jones and the wide receiver Sterling Shepherd.
Jones, who is still dealing with hamstrings and ankle injuries, quietly had one of his better career performances. Despite having no ground game and playing behind the Swiss cheese attack line, he was able to throw 252 yards and one touchdown without flipping the ball.
The main beneficiary of Jones’ solid day was the wide receiver Sterling Shepherd. Sterling Shepherd fought with the captain for 60 minutes and raised his claws.
When all was said and finished, Shepherd pulled nine of his twelve targets for 77 yards and one touchdown.
What really stood out at the Shepherd on Sunday was his presence in the third down and his amazing route driving, which was the highlight of his fourth quarter touchdown reception.
Giants TD from Daniel Jones to Sterling Shepherd pic.twitter.com/Jx8X9al5AC
— Bobby Skinner (@BobbySkinner_) December 27, 2020
Shepherd certainly didn’t have the season he wanted, but he’s one of the key building blocks the Giants need to build after 2021.
– NFL Sports
New York Giants vs Ravens Game Player: Sterling Shepherd
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