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Steelers 20, Giants 12: Winners And Losers In Giants’ Position Battles

August 12th, 2017 at 1:56 AM
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Geno Smith did some good things for the Giants on Friday night.

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The New York Giants‘ first preseason game resulted in a loss, but that isn’t really the point.

The point of preseason games is to get your team experience playing in real game situations, against players who aren’t their teammates â?? something that just can’t be simulated in practice. The other point of pre-season is to improve from game to game as the team rounds works toward the regular season.

It also gives coaches a chance to evaluate position battles throughout their roster, and the Giants are no different. They have battles going on at quarterback, wide receiver, tight end, defensive tackle, cornerback and kicker that all merit attention.

So let’s see who were the winners and losers of these battles in the first preseason game.


If this is truly a competition, the winner was plain to see against the Steelers, and it was Geno Smith.

Josh Johnson got the start and had the benefit of being surrounded by players who are largely at the top of the Giants’ depth chart. But the offense floundered despite that, only gaining traction following a Valentino Blake interception and …

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