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Stats, stats and more stats: Some numbers to chew on as the season starts

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A quick sample of what we will bring you this season

NFL: AUG 29 Preseason - Giants at Patriots Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Yours truly is most definitely not an analytics guy or a stats geek. Still, it’s understood that the data can be both interesting and valuable. With that in mind, this season Big Blue View will be utilizing the ‘Remarkable’ stats/data service from Inside Edge. To whet your appetite for the kind of numbers that ‘Remarkable’ could provide, both pre-game and in-game, here’s a sample.

Giants DBs missed 11 tackles on 43 opportunities (25.6 percent) on third-and-long last season -- worst in NFL; League Avg: 13.4 percent.

Saquon Barkley broke 41 tackles last season -- most among RBs in NFL

Barkley rushed for 20+ yards 16 times last season -- most among RBs in NFL

Barkley had 30 first down receptions last season -- 4th most among RBs in NFL

Golden Tate dropped 7 balls last season -- tied for 7th most among WRs in NFL

Tate has averaged a touchdown every 5 receptions (20 Rec/4 TDs) in the red zone since the start of the 2016 season -- 4th worst of 71 Qualified WRs in NFL; League Avg: 2.1

Tate has gained 299 yards after the catch in close and late situations since the start of last season -- most among WRs in NFL

Tate broke 15 tackles last season -- most among WRs in NFL

— Tate has averaged 6.5 yards after the catch (1,665 RAC / 257 receptions) since the start of the 2016 season -- tied for 2nd best of 68 Qualified WRs in NFL; League Avg: 4.3

Janoris Jenkins (NYG) missed 14 tackles last season -- tied for 8th most among DBs in NFL

Janoris Jenkins (NYG) allowed 59 completions last season -- 6th most among DBs in NFL

Alec Ogletree (NYG) missed 16 tackles last season -- tied for 7th most among LBs in NFL

Alec Ogletree (NYG) has missed 50 tackles since the start of the 2016 season -- 3rd most among LBs in NFL

— The Giants defense has sacked opposing QBs just once on 74 pass attempts on third-and-short since the start of the 2016 season -- worst in NFL; League Avg: 15.7

— The Giants defense has allowed 9.2 Yards from Scrimmage Per Touch (780 yards / 85 touches) on 3rd and short since the start of last season -- worst in NFL; League Avg: 6.5

— The Giants defense has allowed 8.5 Yards per Attempt (1,564 yards/184 attempts) on pass attempts of 6-9 yards since the start of last season -- worst in NFL; League Avg: 6.9

— The Giants defense has allowed 11 TDs on 3rd and long since the start of last season -- most in NFL

— Giants DBs have missed 33 tackles in close and late situations since the start of last season -- most in NFL

Eli Manning has thrown 13 interceptions in close and late situations since the start of the 2016 season -- tied for most among QBs in NFL

Manning has thrown 17 interceptions in the 4th quarter since the start of the 2016 season -- tied for most among QBs in NFL

Manning has thrown 38 balls which were dropped on 3rd down since the start of the 2016 season -- most among QBs in NFL

— Manning has thrown 67 balls which were dropped since the start of last season -- 2nd most among QBs in NFL

Evan Engram had 320 Receiving Yards in the last 4 weeks of the 2018 season -- 2nd most among TEs in NFL

Engram averaged 5.8 targets per game last season -- seventh highest of Qualified Tight Ends. The Cowboys allowed 5.5 receptions per game to TEs last season -- fourth highest in NFL.

— The Giants have faced a blitz 424 times since the start of the 2016 season -- fewest in NFL

— The Giants are 3-21 (.125) when making less than 3 explosive runs in a game since the start of last season -- worst in NFL; League Avg: .412

— The Giants have faced a blitz just 14.0 percent of the time since the start of the 2016 season -- lowest in NFL; League Avg: 17.7 percent

— Manning (NYG) had one interception on 100 attempts when under pressure last season -- 5th best among QBs in NFL

— The Giants defense allowed 65.1 Passing Yards per game (977/15) in close and late situations last season -- 5th worst in NFL; League Avg: 51.0

— The Giants threw the ball 70.0 percent of the time (28 Pass Attempts/40 plays) on 3rd and short last season -- highest in NFL; League Avg: 50.6 percent.

— The Giants are 1-18 (.053) when rushing less than 25 times since the start of last season -- 3rd worst in NFL; League Avg: .229