Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Yes, the sun came up despite the Giants' season being in tatters following sunday's 38-0 trouncing by the Carolina Panthers. Here are a few numbers from that debacle.
- In his post-game press conference coach Tom Coughlin said "I bet the quarterback got hit 20 times." That's close. Eli Manning was sacked seven times and hit on 10 other plays for a total of 17. The seven sacks allowed is the most since the Giants gave up eight in an overtime victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 17, 2006.
- The Tom Coughlin era has included some lopsided defeats. This, however, was the most lopsided with the previous worst beating being a 44-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Jan. 3, 2010.
- The Giants started the season 5-2 or better in each of Coughlin's first nine seasons. They now have no chance to equal that accomplishment.
- The 38-point margin of defeat was the Giants' largest since Dec. 14, 2003, when they lost in New Orleans, 45-7.
- The Giants committed three turnovers (two interceptions and a fumble) and now have 13 through three games. The Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers are a league-worst -9 in takeaway/giveaway ratio.
- The Giants have been outscored 115-54 this season.
- The Giants rushed for a season-high 60 yards, but remain last in the NFL in total rushing yards (133) and yards per carry (2.7).
Around The Inter-Google
Here are a few of the stories from around the Internet this morning.
NY Giants defense takes share of blame for blowout loss to Carolina Panthers - NY Daily News
As bad as the Giants’ offense was playing, it was still just 10-0 late in the first half on Sunday. The Giants could’ve had a great opportunity to turn the game around in the second half. Then the Carolina Panthers scored on the last drive of the first half and the first drive of the second. And just like that, the rout was on.
NFL morning after: The Giants are terrible | ProFootballTalk
I don’t know if the Giants are the worst team in the NFL. They’re probably not. Jacksonville is probably worse. And maybe 0-3 Washington or 0-3 Minnesota or 0-3 Tampa Bay or 0-3 Pittsburgh are just as bad. But there’s no team in football that is a bigger disappointment through three weeks than the Giants, who look downright terrible.
What we learned Week 3: Troubled teams - NFL.com
The Giants' O-line looks terrible. Eli Manning was given no time in a nonexistent pocket, getting sacked seven times. Six of those sacks came by early in the second quarter. Manning has never missed a game in his NFL career, but he won't survive too many more beatings like that.
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