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, including their 2016 playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. That was a good step, but if the Giants are going to play consistently good offense they are going to have to find a way to limit the incredibly high number of negative plays they have been enduring.Against the Carolina Panthers the Giants had six negative runs in 15 attempts, four offensive penalties and a sack. That’s 11 negative plays in 60 potential snaps.For the season, the Giants now have 60 negative plays in 339 potential snaps — 17.6 percent. Here’s the breakdown:Sacks — 16Negative runs — 20Negative passes — 4Offensive penalties — 20The Giants, in fact, have league’s highest percentage of negative running plays.It’s hard to generate consistent offense White Jabrill Peppers Jerseys
, and score enough points, when one of every 5.7 plays goes backwards.Cool charts that tell a storyThe first two are from SB Nation’s Bill Connelly. The last one by BBV’s Joe DeLeone.Other numbers that matter345 — Eli Manning (345) needs 5 touchdown passes to become the seventh player to reach 350 in NFL history. In Week 4, Manning surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton (342) for 7th most touchdown passes all-time. 114 — Odell Beckham Jr. (4,886) needs 114 receiving yards to reach 5,000 receiving yards in his career.23 — Beckham (22) needs one 100-yard receiving game to pass Amani Toomer (22) for most 100-yard receiving games in franchise history. 6 — With 100 scrimmage yards in Week 6, Saquon Barkley (5) would join Kareem Hunt (7) as the only players in NFL history with at least 100 scrimmage yards in the first six games of their careers.4-4 — The Giants’ won-loss record on Thursday Night Football.51 — The number of passing touchdowns Manning has against the Eagles Jabrill Peppers Jerseys 2019
, more than against any other team.120.6 — Manning’s league-best passer rating on third down this season.71.7 — Manning’s 2018 completion percentage, third in the league behind Drew Brees (75.8) and Jared Goff (73.2).68 — The jersey number new Giants’ offensive tackle Brian Mihalik will wear.5.2 — The number of penalties per game averaged by the Giants, tying them with the Tennessee Titans for fewest in the league. That’s why the Giants made the move to go get him"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015, Week 17New York Giants News2019 NFL DraftDeandre Baker should be a Day 1 starter for the GiantsNew,161commentsThat’s why the Giants made the move to go get himEDTShareTweetShareShareDeandre Baker should be a Day 1 starter for the GiantsJason Getz-USA TODAY SportsAfter a controversial first round, the New York Giants traded back in to the bottom of the first round to select cornerback Deandre Baker out of Georgia. Given what both Landon Collins and Lorenzo Carter said about the similarities between James Bettcher and Kirby Smart’s schemes White Jon Halapio Jerseys
, this pick should have been expected. Came in to the 2018 season as one of the most highly-regards corners but took a step back over the course of the season when he didn’t take the anticipated step forward after being a legitimate shut-down corner in 2017. Baker is an easy mover with smooth feet and hips, as well as the ability to stick in both man and zone coverage. He wasn’t as good in 2018 as he was in 2017, but still a good cover corner with versatility, physicality, and ballhawking skills.Baker is a pedestrian athlete and has just modest size at 5-foot-11, 193 pounds Jon Halapio Jerseys 2019
, which is a surprise considering both Dave Gettleman and James Bettcher’s tendencies at the position. Baker will give the Giants a Day 1 starter opposite Janoris Jenkins, and give the team time to work Sam Beal into their defensive secondary’s rotation.