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Giants At Chargers 2017, Week 6: Numbers That Matter

Let’s take a brief look at some numbers that might be telling in this week’s game

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at New York Giants Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Here are some numbers that matter heading into Sunday’s game between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos.


That is how many seconds it is taking Eli Manning to throw the ball, tied for fastest release time in the league with Drew Brees.

There was also this PFF tidbit about Manning and getting the ball out in a hurry.


For whatever it is worth, that is the Pro Football Focus grade for the Giants offensive line through five games. That line is 24th in the NFL. It is a problem and the Giants won’t be a great team until the fix it, but it is far from the only reason the Giants are 0-5. There are several teams with winning records whose offensive lines have worse PFF grades.


Simple. Because No. 13 won’t be there to bail out the offense for the rest of 2017.

It is really impossible to explain Beckham’s value to the offense using raw numbers. If you watch the game, you know what he has meant.


The number of missed tackles forced by Giants running backs in Week 5. With Paul Perkins out, Orleans Darkwa and Wayne Gallman carried the load.


That is the number of career pass receptions between Tavarres King, Ed Eagan and Travis Rudolph. All of those have been by King.


The combined pass receptions between Brandon Marshall (959), Odell Beckham Jr. (313) and Dwayne Harris (70).


Pass completions this season by Eli Manning, a number which leads the league.


Pass attempts by Manning, second in the league.


That’s how many rushing attempts per game the Giants are averaging, which is last in the NFL.


That, of course, is the number of losses the Giants have. It is also the number of times they have trailed at halftime, and the number of times teams have rushed for more than 100 yards against them this season.


Receiving yards by Evan Engram, which leads rookie tight ends.


When Orleans Darkwa ran for a 23-yard touchdown on Sunday it was the Giants’ longest touchdown run since a 38-yarder by Rashad Jennings in Week 15 of the 2015 season.


Where Denver ranks in total defense. The Broncos are allowing only 260.8 yards per game. They are also No. 1 vs. the run (50.8 yards per game). Denver is seventh in the league in points allowed per game (18.5).