If there is one statistic that tells you about the New York Giants season, it is the turnover ratio. The Giants are taking care of the football and snatching it away from their opponents. Turnovers have played a huge role in the Giants five wins.
The Giants are +12 in the turnover ratio. That is a very healthy number. It starts by taking care of the football. Eli Manning has made good decisions all season long and has only thrown 6 interceptions compared to his 19 touchdowns.
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The Giants defense has 13 interceptions on their resume this season. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has three picks leading the way. Two of the Giants interceptions have been taken back for touchdowns. The Giants turnover prowess must be questioned at least a little. The Giants have played some less than elite quarterbacks this season. When they have played the best QB’s they have been absolutely torched.
That being said you have to give credit to the Giants. When they have absolutely needed a big play on defense they have been able to find them. That’s how they got their five wins.
The Giants also have a knack for forcing and recovering the timely fumble. The Giants defense has clearly been opportunistic this season. It is hard to think of a larger paradox than the Big Blue defense. They have the worst statistical pass defense and the fewest sacks, but are one of the best teams in the turnover ratio.
The 2015 Giants in summation are not a great team but rather a scrappy one that takes advantage of their opportunities. At 5-4 the Giants lead the NFC East and control their own fate. If the Giants win just four of their final seven games, they will probably make the postseason. With a healthy dose of scoring from the offense and a continuous take away habit the Giants are set up for success.