3 Disastrous stats that defined NY Giants’ disastrous Chargers loss

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Sunday, the NY Giants offered little resistance to Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers, falling 37-21

The NY Giants fell to the Los Angeles Chargers 37-21, in a game that wasn’t nearly as competitive as the final score might suggest.

Sunday’s loss marks the Giants’ ninth of the season, and ensures a fifth consecutive losing season

The game as a whole felt like what people have come to expect from the NY Giants; Poor offensive play calling, the defense being expected to make stop after stop, and the team just doing too little too late.

The final score does not serve as an accurate depiction of this game. The NY Giants went into the fourth quarter with just seven points on the board. They also faced a 30-point deficit. Two garbage time touchdowns, including the first rushing touchdown of Mike Glennon’s career, led to the score seeming much closer than it truly was.

Following Sunday’s loss, the NY Giants now sit at 4-9 with a tough final stretch of games coming.

New York finishes its season with games against the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, and the Washington Football Team. By no means will it be an easy stretch and the Giants will have to step up in a big way if they want to end this season on a high note.

Here are 3 disastrous stats that defined the NY Giants’ loss to the Chargers

181 Passing Yards

NY Giants quarterback Mike Glennon finished the day with a mundane 191 passing yards, with two touchdowns and one interception to go along with it. He added one more touchdown on the ground but also added another turnover.

At no point in the game did the offense look like it was a solid unit.

Wide receiver Kenny Golladay finished the day with eight targets, which was the highest number on the team. But while he led the team in targets, he hauled in just two passes for 15 yards. Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, and Evan Engram combined for just 3 catches for 35 yards.

The biggest play of the day was a 60-yard reception made by tight end Kyle Rudolph.

The reception by Rudolph resulted in a third of the total passing yards for the day.

Whether it be due to Mike Glennon just not being able to put the offense into a position where they can move the ball through the air at a good rate or just poor play calling, there is a clear issue in this Giants passing game. It has been an issue all season as the Giants have passed 300-passing yards just once this season.