The NY Giants Offense needs to score more points.
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It’s not a coincidence four of the top six highest-scoring teams in the NFL made their respective Conference Championships.
The Packers led the pack averaging 31.8 PPG, the Bills followed in 2nd with 31.3, Brady marched Tampa Bay to 30.8 PPG, and Mahomes guided the Chiefs to 29.6 PPG.
All four teams followed suit in total yards per game as well, with the Chiefs leading the way at 415 YPG and the other three teams all coming within 16 yards of 400 yards per game.
Meanwhile, the only team the Giants competed with in terms of scoring points was their fellow MetLife team in the NY Jets. Both NY teams were the only two squads all year to score under 300 points total in the season. The Giants had the league’s 31st most PPG at a measly 17.5 points per game only beating the Jets’ 15.2 PPG. Both teams were also the only two teams to average under 300 yards a game, an unacceptable figure in any offense.
Scoring two touchdowns and one field goal a game for an average of 16 games is a laughable number in today’s NFL. Scoring nearly half of the amount of points compared to the cream of the crop won’t ever cut it, especially in the biggest market in the country in New York. Add in the team’s dramatic red zone woes, awful first half starts, and an overall inability to start or sustain drives, it was a woeful season offensively in New York. The Giants only scored touchdowns inside the red zone a mere 46.34% of the time again only beating the NY Jets and again holding the shameful achievement of being the only two teams to score touchdowns on less than 50% of their red zone appearances.
The Giants no longer have a dominant red zone option such as Plaxico Burress for jump balls and fades or an automatic touchdown-puncher in the big and bad Brandon Jacobs. They need to do a better job scheming up plays to free guys open, execute whatever their regular assignments are, and simply do a better job and finding a way to finish drives with seven points.
The Bills threw the AFC Championship game away on Sunday after deciding to kick a field goal from the Chiefs’ two-yard line right before halftime. Passing up on seven points was a foolish decision by Buffalo and it ultimately never gave them another chance to make the game as close as they could have with a two-yard touchdown. Instead, KC rolled over them the second half and moved onto the Super Bowl, something Buffalo is looking to do for the first time since 1994. This was a common theme in several Giants games this year. Too often, the Giants were kicking field goals while the other teams were scoring six points through the endzone. These what-ifs lead to much more questions than answers.
By having a more efficient, faster, and better executing offense, the NY Giants can have a shot to compete in the NFC playoffs. Without these things, they will continue to suffer and struggle offensively and leave the fanbase angry and agitated.