If Giants make playoffs, it will be in spite of the offense
The Giants’ offense hasn’t exactly lit up the scoreboard this season, and that was once again a concern Sunday.
Against the Cardinals, the Giants’ only managed 159 yards of total offense and had just two possessions where they held the ball for more than six plays. They also turned it over three times.
That’s not going to get it done.
For as dominant as the Giants’ defense has been, particularly over the past month, the offense simply hasn’t pulled its weight — regardless of whether it is Jones or Colt McCoy at quarterback.
“This is nice, but I don’t see them winning a playoff game,” an AFC scout told me last week. “They might play Seattle, but if they wind up playing someone like Green Bay, they just can’t score enough.”
Jones was sacked six times, as it didn’t matter if Golden and Hassan Reddick lined up over rookie Andrew Thomas or across from Cam Fleming and Kevin Zeitler, the pressure on the Giants’ quarterback was relentless. He finished just 11-for-21 passing for 127 yards, before giving way to Colt McCoy with 2:34 remaining.
Before the Giants can even think about a playoff rematch against the Seahawks, or January clash with a team like the Packers, this staff is going to need to find a way to jumpstart the offense, or this season will end in Week 17 against the Cowboys.