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How bad are things for the Giants? Numbers tell a sad story

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Let’s take a look, if you can stand it

Green Bay Packers v New York Giants Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Let’s look at some of the numbers from the New York Giants’ loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

  • This is the first time the Giants have lost eight straight games since 2004. That was Eli Manning’s rookie season.
  • A loss to the Philadelphia Eagles next Monday would match the longest losing streak in franchise history. The Giants lost nine straight in 1976.
  • The worst 16-game record in Giants’ history was the 3-13 mark in 2017. Obviously, the Giants could set a new mark for futility this season.
  • Pat Shumur is 7-21 as Giants head coach. His .250 winning percentage is second-worst in franchise history to Bill Arnsparger (7-28, .200) from 1974-76.

Playing time

A few notes about who played a lot Sunday and who did not.

  • When Saquon Barkley came off the field Sunday on offense, he wasn’t replaced by usual backup running back Wayne Gallman. Instead, veteran Javorius ‘Buck’ Allen got his first action. Allen played three snaps and had one carry for 4 yards. Gallman didn’t play a single snap on offense or special teams.
  • Apparently, as Chris said to me when we chatted about it, the Giants wanted to give Peace a chance on Sunday. Chris Peace, acquired on waivers earlier this year, played two defensive snaps.
  • Third-round pick Oshane Ximines played only 17 snaps on Sunday, his fewest of the season.
  • Julian Love played 65 of 67 defensive snaps.
  • Defensive tackle B.J. Hill, who has seen his playing time cut in recent weeks, played 33 of the 67 snaps. That’s his most significant playing time since Week 6.
  • Da’Mari Scott, just signed off the practice squad, played 22 snaps at wide receiver. He had one catch, his first in four NFL games, for 11 yards.