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ARLINGTON Johnathan Abram Jersey , Texas (AP) — When the New York Giants quarterback scrambled up the middle into the open field in the third quarter, he took a crushing blow from linebacker Jaylon Smith .“It was third down, I was trying to make something happen,” Manning said. “I wanted to get the touchdown or just do something. I didn’t see the replay. I think it looked worse than it really was.”Either way, it put Manning on the turf like so many other times in a 20-13 loss Sunday night that dropped to Giants to 0-2 under new coach Pat Shurmur.Manning was sacked six times, the most since Philadelphia got him that many times four seasons ago. Only three times in his 218 career games has he been sacked more — the most was eight (at Dallas a decade ago in Texas Stadium, a year before the Cowboys moved into JerryWorld, and against the Eagles in 2006).“We didn’t do anything well enough on offense to win this game,” Shurmur said.While Manning was 33-of-44 passing without an interception, those completions went for only 279 yards. Just one pass went for more than 18 yards. Rookie running back Saquon Barkley was targeted 16 times, and finished with 14 catches for 80 yards.Cody Latimer’s 37-yard catch down the right side came on that third-quarter drive before Manning’s 1-yard gain on a third-and-11 scramble that ended with Smith’s hit. That set up a 28-yard field goal that was New York’s only score until putting up 10 points in the final 1:27 of the game.“(The Cowboys) did a good job mixing up their coverages,” Manning said. “I don’t know if they did anything specifically. They just did a good job just getting some pressure and not getting a whole lot of time to get the ball down the field.”To compound issues for the Giants offensive line, starting center Jon Halapio left the game with his right leg in an air cast. The team said he had a lower leg injury http://www.raidersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-trayvon-mullen-jersey , but Shurmur had no update after the game on the 6-foot-3, 317-pound center whose leg got rolled under several other players.Twice on a drive in the second quarter, Manning had keepers to convert fourth-and-1s from the Giants side of the field.After those rare fourth-down sneaks for the 15th-year quarterback, he was promptly sacked on the first-down plays that immediately followed. Four of the sacks came in the second quarter alone.“All five guys working together, understanding calls, understanding what defenses are doing, and passing things off, so that one’s probably always going to take the longest for them to start to gel,” Manning said. “That group, they’re going to be determined to play at a higher level, just like everybody else.” RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Shaquem Griffin deservedly received the bulk of the attention when the Seattle Seahawks drafted the star linebacker with one hand in the fifth round and reunited him with his twin brother Shaquill.But aside from Griffin’s selection, general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll made clear the Seahawks intent to re-establish the core tenants of how they want to play: run the ball Maxx Crosby Jersey , play aggressive defense and rely on field position.It started in the first round with the selection of San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny and continued through the nine selections made.After an eventful offseason that’s seen Seattle overhaul its coaching staff and say goodbye to some key veterans, the Seahawks needed to have a successful draft. Recent drafts have been filled with more misses than hits and started to catch up with Seattle last season when the depth wasn’t there to overcome key injuries.“We feel like we made great decisions all the way through and we’ll see how it goes. You always feel that way right after,” Schneider said.Here’s what else to know about Seattle’s nine picks, including seven on the final day:END OF THE ROAD: The end may be near for the longest-tenured Seahawks player.Seattle traded up in the fifth round to draft Texas punter Michael Dickson, who left school early for a chance at the NFL. Dickson was regarded as the top punter available in the draft and could be a sign that Jon Ryan’s tenure in Seattle is coming to an end. Ryan has been with the team since 2008 and has two years left on his contract with Seattle but counts $3.2 million against the salary cap in 2018 and $3.6 million in 2019.Both Carroll and Schneider insisted Ryan will be part of the punting competition.Dickson averaged 47.4 yards per punt as a junior, was a two-time Big 12 special teams player of the year, and was the Ray Guy Award winner in 2017. Perhaps most impressive, Dickson was the MVP of the Texas Bowl victory over Missouri after downing 10 of his 11 punts inside the 20-yard line.“He can do stuff with the ball we haven’t seen yet so we’re really intrigued to see how that translates,” Schneider said.RUNNIN’ DOWN A DREAM: Seattle continued to focus on improving its run game on offense by drafting Washington tight end Will Dissly in the fourth round.“We thought he was the best blocker in the draft,” Carroll said.Dissly arrived at Washington as a defensive end but transitioned to tight end for his final two seasons. While blocking is his strength, Dissly also had 21 receptions and two TDs as a senior. Dissly is the first Washington player drafted by the Seahawks since another tight end, Jerramy Stevens, was selected in the first round in 2002.POSTION SWITCH: It wouldn’t be a Seattle draft without at least one player switching positions. But this one makes sense as the Seahawks intend to use Tre Flowers at cornerback. Flowers was primarily a safety at Oklahoma State Hakeem Butler Jersey , but his size makes him a perfect fit for cornerback in Seattle. Flowers is 6-foot-3 with long arms and has experience playing some cornerback in college.SLIDING DOWN: A gem of Seattle’s draft could end up being Ohio State offensive tackle Jamarco Jones, selected late in the fifth round. Jones was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 3 offensive tackle available in the draft, but was taken with the 168th overall selection. Seattle projects Jones as a left tackle.QB CALLING: For just the second time in nine drafts, the Seahawks used a draft pick on a quarterback. Florida International QB Alex McGough was selected with Seattle’s final pick, No. 220 overall in the seventh round. Seattle indicated this may be the year it takes a QB to develop behind Russell Wilson, the only other QB drafted by the team since 2010. McGough threw for 2,791 yards and 17 TDs as a senior, but suffered a broken collarbone in the opening minutes of FIU’s bowl game in December.McGough did run some read-option in college and his mobility makes him a logical backup option to Wilson.STILL NEED: The Seahawks addressed their most pressing needs, but could still use more depth at linebacker and an offensive lineman with the ability to play center. The other area Seattle may look to target among undrafted free agents could be a bigger wide receiver, but this draft clearly defined the Seahawks are going back to relying on the run first.


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