New York Giants: 5 Stats That Point To Strong 2015

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Sep 21, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) pressures Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

5. The Defense Can Only Get Better:

It seems highly unlikely that the Giants defense will be worse than it was in 2014. The Giants did a lot to improve on the defensive side of the football team. The Giants signed Kenrick Ellis to beef up their run defense and drafted Landon Collins. Goerge Selvie and Robert Ayers will provide a big impact up front. The defense seems like a unit that has only one way to go, and that’s up.

We talked about how good the offense was last season but here is a stat that tells you how bad the defense was. The Giants gave up 6,012 total yards to opposing offenses. The Giants offense which ranked 7th overall in passing yards put up 5,875 yards last season. That is simply shocking. The Giants defense can’t get any worse in 2015.

The bottom line to this story is that the Giants may have had a rough season in 2014 but within that season there were a lot of reasons for hope hidden. The Giants will be better in 2015, that’s a promise.

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