The Giants came into this game averaging a sliver over 20 points per game. Their high score on the season is 27 points with their lowest total being 13.
They scored 24 points on Saturday and ended up on the short end against a defense that had been allowing nearly 30 points per game over the last month.
Miscues galore cost the Giants on the scoreboard. A fumble in Minnesota territory by tight end Daniel Bellinger killed one drive. Daniel Jones threw an untimely interception to kill another. A blocked punt deep in the Giants’ end led to a Vikings touchdown.
Penalties, dropped passes, and dropped interceptions also altered the course of the game. The bottom line, the game came down to the final possession, as many games this year have, and they were beaten with no time left.