Manning’s boys were back on ESPN’s Monday Night Football coverage, anchoring the alternate broadcast of the New York Giants’ 20-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
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In the hours after the game, a lot was written about head coach Joe Judge’s clock-management skills, especially late in the first half.
The judge dismissed those concerns as a headset issue, but he can’t blame the tech for what happened at the end of the fourth quarter.
With the game tied at 17 and with the Chiefs in the red zone, the Giants decided to slow the clock down towards the two-minute warning, rather than burn their last time out. And that did not sit well with Peyton Manning during “ManningCast”.
“I don’t know why you just have to let 40 seconds go by on the stopwatch.” I call one (time out) and there’s a chance the Chiefs will throw it, okay? Now it’s incomplete and you have the two minute warning, but it kind of changes the call of play for the Chiefs I think if you call a time out.
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A minute later, the Chiefs scored the field goal, quarterback Daniel Jones’s last swing failed and the Giants fell to 2-6.
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