Each week, though, we have reviewed Pro Football Focus grades on the Giants and some snap counts data. Let's go through those, and add some of the facts and figures from the wreckage that were provides by the Giants' PR department to see just how bad the performance actually was.
Facts & Figures (also known as this week's 'Lowlights')
-- The Giants were shutout in the regular season for the first time since a 24-0 loss at Philadelphia on Dec. 1, 1996.
-- The loss to the Falcons was the first game in which the Giants did not score an offensive touchdown since a 26-6 defeat at Denver on Nov. 26, 2009. The Giants scored on two Lawrence Tynes field goals that day.
-- The 34-point loss was the Giants' second-worst in Tom Coughlin's nine seasons as head coach. The Giants lost by 37 points at Minnesota, 44-7, on Jan. 3, 2010.
-- The 34-0 loss was the worst shutout defeat ever suffered by a defending Super Bowl champion. The previous standard was a 27-point loss by the 1981 Los Angeles Raiders to Kansas City.
-- The Giants had 10 first downs, their lowest total since they had only six in a loss to New Orleans on Dec. 24, 2006.
-- Lawrence Tynes' 30-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter was wide left. It was his shortest miss since a 21-yard miss at Tampa Bay on Sept. 27, 2009, which was also wide left. Tynes' streak of consecutive games with at least one field goal ended at a career-high 26.
Pro Football Focus Scores
Snap Counts Data
A quick note before we get into individual stuff. The Giants ran only 48 plays on offense, a ridiculously low number. What they ran and who touched the ball really don't matter, 48 plays is terrible.
-- At wide receiver, Reuben Randle played two snaps and Jerrel Jernigan one. Ramses Barden? He never got in the game at all, not even on special teams.
-- Defensively, safety Will Hill played 42 snaps.