The Giants are really bad this season. They have just two wins. But that doesn’t mean much to the AFC West because both of those wins have come from their division. The latest just went down on a cold, windy day in New York with the Giants taking down the Chiefs 12-9.
The first win of the season for the Giants came against the Broncos, when the Giants were sitting at 0-5 and the Broncos were 3-2.
It was that win by the Giants that started out the Broncos’ current 5-game losing streak. It was a convincing win, too, with the Giants going into Denver and coming out with a 23-10 victory.
Today’s win wasn’t convincing. It wasn’t pretty by either team.
Despite the score, the Giants did score a touchdown. They just missed the extra point.
At 6-0, it allowed the Chiefs to tie it up with a couple field goals. But three interceptions — one by Travis Kelce and two by Alex Smith — not only kept the Chiefs from putting the game away, but the second interception thrown by Smith set the Giants up in field goal range and allowed them to kick what looked at the time like it could be the game-winning field goal.
With 1:38 remaining, the Chiefs moved into scoring range on a huge 32-yard completion from Alex Smith to Travis Kelce. It set up the game tying field goal to send the game to overtime.
A three-and-out by the Chiefs gave the Giants the ball with just a field goal needed to win it.
With the wind whipping around, and the Giants in position for a 56-yard field goal attempt, they opted to go for it on 4th and 6. Eli Manning put it up for Roger Lewis, who was interfered with by Philip Gaines, but Lewis STILL made the catch. It put the Giants in first and goal at the 3-yard-line. They convert the short field goal and get it done just in time for the start of the Raiders vs Patriots game in Mexico City.
The Chiefs fall to 6-4, still atop the AFC West, but having lost 4 of their last 5 games.
The Giants face the Raiders in Oakland in week 13.