Giants owner booed at halftime: 'I would have booed, too'
New York Giants owner John Mara heard the home crowd booing him Sunday during a halftime ceremony honoring Eli Manning.
"Of course I heard it," Mara said before the third quarter kicked off, according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. "Listen, I would have booed, too. We're 0-2 and down at the half."
The Giants wound up losing for the third time in as many weeks, falling 17-14 to the previously winless Atlanta Falcons. Mara's club entered the season with heightened expectations following a busy offseason.
Giants fans gave tight end Evan Engram, who had two catches for 21 yards and a fumble in his season debut, the same treatment. Engram led NFL tight ends in drops last season and couldn't corral Daniel Jones' pass that was tipped before it reached him in the fourth quarter.
"I don't think that was deserved," Jones said of the frosty reaction Engram received. "There was one tipped ball and I could have thrown it better there at the end. I'm not sure I really understood that. He played hard all game."
The Giants have started three of the last five seasons with a trifecta of losses.