Smith, who threw his first interception of the season in the team's last game at Dallas, doubled that in one bad afternoon (27-of-40 passing, 230 yards, 82.3 rating) against another NFC East foe.
After picking off a poorly thrown ball by Alex Smith and running it back to the Chiefs 23-yard line, NY managed to pick up just one first down before settling for a field goal with 1:41 left in regulation. That's when cornerback Janoris Jenkins intercepted Smith, who came into Sunday with the best passer rating in the league having thrown just one interception.
Roger Lewis Jr. set up the game victor with a spectacular 32-yard catch after being pulling to the ground by cornerback Phillip Gaines on a fourth-and-5 play. Smith has been a boom-or-bust QB option this season and will be a QB1 against the Bills in Week 12. We all have heard about head coach Andy Reid lead teams being 16-2 after the bye week and yet they lost to the 1-8 Giants which should have been a blowout without an extra week to prepare. "The positive was just coming back at the end being able to get a field goal there". He had not thrown an interception in his first eight games. Landon Collins is an exceptional player for the Giants, but the rest of the secondary just can not get it figured out.More news: Navy admits aircraft drew inappropriate symbol in sky over Washington
"Definitely, a big relief", said Giants safety Landon Collins, who had a game-high 14 tackles and an interception. Numerous times on Sunday in that very situation, Reid called plays designed for back-up tight ends Ross Travis and Demetrius Harris. With the Steelers and Patriots surging and the upstart Jaguars rising past his team, Reid had to come out with his best game plan. We got to make sure we do that.
"There's certainly times when you look on tape and the smallest little thing, you could've turned into a huge play". I thought the guys stepped up, were excited about the opportunity and we wanted to go get the win.
While the Giants decision to take Engram in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has been a point of contention-some believe Big Blue should have taken an offensive lineman instead-you can't deny how special he has been this season.More news: Legendary country music star Mel Tillis dies at 85
Alex Smith did rally Kansas City for a 69-yard game-tying, field-goal-drive in the final two minutes of regulation, but again couldn't break through for a touchdown after getting into the red zone.
With speculation about McAdoo's future just swirling after the losses to the Rams and Niners, they issued a statement Monday, saying that McAdoo would remain in charge through at least the end of the season. "We could smell it, we could taste it, it was there for us and we went and got it". Brett Favre holds the record of 297.
ABOUT THE GIANTS (1-8): Eli Manning will make his 209th consecutive start at quarterback, but it seems more and more likely that his tenure in NY is winding down.More news: Wind, snow to hit the region