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Joe Judge’s brutally honest take on Giants’ heartbreaking loss vs. Washington

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Another game, another heartbreaking loss for the hard-luck New York Giants. It appeared they had the win in the bag on Thursday against the Washington Football Team. But alas, fate played another cruel joke on coach Joe Judge and his wards.

The Giants lost to Washington by a solitary point, 30-29 after kicker Dustin Hopkins converted on a 43-yard field goal. It was his second attempt after his first miss was negated due to Dexter Lawrence’s offside violation.

After the disappointing defeat, Judge gave a brutally honest take about their almost-but-not-quite showing (via SNY reporter Ralph Vacchiano).

“I’m not trying to promise you rainbows and butterflies. The reality is we’re going back to work to be the team we need to be.”

They really should.

The Giants also dropped their Week 1 matchup against the Denver Broncos, 27-13 after turning in a lethargic performance. Star running back Saquon Barkley, who only tallied 57 yards against Washington, being hobbled by his knee injury doesn’t help the Giants’ cause at all.

Star quarterback Daniel Jones had a solid game on Thursday, throwing for 249 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 95 yards and a TD. But he was still outshined by Washington’s Taylor Heinicke who finished with 336 yards and two touchdowns.

Judge, who’s only in his second season with the Giants will continue looking for answers, including on the defensive end.

The Giants will try to avoid getting into a 0-3 hole when they face the Atlanta Falcons at home on September 26.