Alec Ogletree, who is known for being a good cover linebacker, allowed tight end David Njoku to get free for an explosive pass play resulting in a touchdown. Janoris Jenkins let Jarvis Landry get vertical on him. Landry caught Taylor’s first pass of the game along the sideline for a 32-yard gain.
Taylor, Baker Mayfield, and Brogan Roback combined for 18 completions in 29 attempts for 322 yards and three touchdowns.
The Giants defense will get a chance to rebound this week against the Detroit Lions. Matthew Stafford is a quarterback known for throwing the ball early and often. The Lions also have good wide receivers who will test a secondary that gave up many big plays in the middle of the field against Cleveland.
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Marvin Jones will be an intriguing matchup for Eli Apple, who has shown flashes of his first-round potential during training camp. There is an on-going competition for the nickel back position and whoever lines up there will have their work cut out for them covering Golden Tate.
Donte Deayon could miss another preseason game so expect to see William Gay, B.W. Webb, Leonard Johnson, and Kenneth Durden get a chance to cover slot receivers tonight. Curtis Riley has returned to practice and he’s competing for the free safety position. The defensive backs as a unit have a couple big names but most of them still need to prove themselves and tonight will be another valuable test for them.
– Christian Morell is a Contributor for Full Press Coverage and covers the NFL and the New York Giants. Please like and follow on Facebook and Twitter. Christian can be followed on Twitter @CMorellNFL.