The Giants were again poised to win a game last night entering the 4th quarter and failed. Due mainly in part to turnovers this team has been a failure. I decided to take a look at each turnover, because the penalties and sacks were too overwhelming to study!
The average spot of the turnovers this season has been the Giants 21 yard line. Yes, the 21 yard line. To make it worse 5 of the turnovers have been inside the opponents 10 yard line. Talk about turning the ball over at the most inopportune time. Of course they’re have also been punt returns for TD’s, and Defensive TD’s totaling 5.
The defense has been on the field for close to 34 minutes a game, many times in short field situations as confirmed by the turnover statistic above. Last night is the perfect example. Eli throws the first interception and the defense stops the Bears on 4 plays with a goal line stand….then the interception for a TD follows, that of course in the convoluted world of statistics counts as points against for the defense.
The turnover ration is -16, the time of possession is 26 minutes vs 34 minutes, and the embarrassing 16-5 rate of sacks.
There is not one stat for this team that resembles what it stands for, how it is coached, or how it has performed in the past. Of course the myriad of injuries has not helped. Think what kind of a night David Wilson might have had last night with the gaping holes that Brandon Jacobs was given. With his speed he may have eclipsed 200 yards last night. Hats off to Brandon for being such a warrior, especially at the end of the game when he needed to return to the line-up when Da’rel Scott went down injured again.
Not sure what can be done in the next 11 days, but their sure is plenty to work on.