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Giants Tendencies


        Just thought I would share the research I have done on the playcalling of the Giants on offence in week four. Against the Cardinals the Giants called twice as many pass plays as run plays, most in the 11 formation ( One RB, One TE). Giants used mainly 11 and 21 formations calling the vast majority of both pass and run plays from those formations. Heres how the play calls broke down:

               Pass                Run

00              1                      0

01              2                      0

10              3                      1

11              21                    6

12              1                      1

13              0                      1

20              2                      0

21              10                   10

22              2                      3

32              1                      1

 

Overall there were 43 (21 first half, 22 second half) pass plays called and 23 (12 first half, 11 second half) run plays. Eli also seems to favour throwing to his right and run plays go much more frequently between the tackles than off tackle.

The Giants opponents this week, the Seahawks, threw the ball substantially more against the Falcons than they ran the ball. They ran most of their plays from a singleback formation (usually 11 or 12) and had zero two back sets in the second half. While the amount of pass plays called are undoubtedly affected by the fact that Seattle trailed for most of the game, however they were throwing the ball on most of their downs even when they were on level peggin with the Falcons. Heres how Seattle's week four game broke down:

      Pass                Run

00              1                      0

01              1                      0

02              1                      0

10              3                      1

11              26                    9

12              6                      3

13              1                      0

20              0                      0

21              1                      0

22              1                      0

 

The Falcons in this game dominated the Seahawks in the early stages, using mostly 11 and 21 formations (which are the favourties of the Giants), by using their running game in balance with their passing game (21 runs, 22 passes). They ran into trouble in the second half when they got away from the running game and tried to throw the ball too often(12 runs in the second half, 25 passes), letting the Seahawks launch a comeback. If the Giants stick to their running game throughout, they should be able to grind out a win against a Seattle team who really arent very good. Other things I noticed in the Seattle vs Atlanta game was that the lineman on both offence and defence for Seattle are lacking, so the Giants O-Line should be able to provide running lanes for Bradshaw and Jacobs all day, as well as give Eli time to make accurate throws. With Justin Tuck back (hopefully), New York should also be dominate Seattle at the point of attack, shutting down Lynch and giving Jackson no time to throw the ball.

I dont know how interesting this is for everyone, but I just got NFL Gamepass so Im basically sitting at home watching games from the past three years and I figured I may as well try to get some useful info on it. At the very least this should provide you all with a better idea of what plays the Giants or Seahawks are likely to run in week five based on the personnel they have in.

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