Mathias Kiwanuka: New York Giants effort on defense is ‘unacceptable’

When the Giants’ defense looked into the mirror Sunday night, it didn’t like what it saw.

After letting the Eagles run roughshod over them for a 45-38 win at Giants Stadium, from bottom to top, there was no one else to blame.

“We shouldn’t lose games, when your offense scores 38 points, flat out that’s what it is, the defense didn’t do anything to help us win this football game,” defensive end Justin Tuck said. “That’s me included.”

For the third time this season, the Giants’ struggling defense gave up more than 40 points, and the Eagles, who beat Big Blue, 40-17 in Philly on Nov. 1, have done it twice.