Ravens 33, Giants 14: By the numbers
Sam Spiegelman , Contributor
New York’s gut-wrenching loss to Baltimore generated more questions than answers about the defending Super Bowl champions — namely, who exactly are the New York Giants?
Offensively, the Giants have scored 14 points in their last eight quarters of play. The running game is non-existent, struggles on third-down are glaring, and the offensive line is not allowing Eli Manning to breathe.
On the defensive side, they’ve allowed 67 points to Atlanta and Baltimore without forcing a turnover, generating little pressure on the quarterback and — to put it bluntly, look over-matched.
While 14 and 67 are the results oft he last eight quarters of football, here are some of the key numbers from yesterday’s loss:
0: The Giants have a 0 percent chance of winning the NFC East after losing their second consecutive game Sunday. To keep their playoff hopes alive, they must beat a 4-11 Philadelphia Eagles squad in MetLife Stadium Sunday.
8: The Giants’ 14-point output in the last two contests is the lowest total in a two-game span in eight years, when they scored all of 13 points from Nov. 28 to Dec. 5, 2004.
4: Known as “road warriors,” this Giants squad lost their fourth consecutive road contest of the year, falling to 3-5 away from MetLife Stadium. It is New York’s worst road record since 2004, Tom Coughlin’s first season as head coach.
2: The Giants’ two third-down conversions match a season-low. It was the second time the team converted just 2 of its 10 third-down tries, also occurring when they welcomed Pittsburgh into MetLife Stadium.
20:29: The Giants possessed the ball all of 20:29, the lowest total since Dec. 24, 2006, when they owned the ball for 19:25 against New Orleans. In the last two losses, New York has owned the ball for 41:32, compared to 78:28 by its opponents.
533: The Ravens’ 533 yards of total offense was the second-highest output by a Giants opponent under Coughlin. Only New Orleans had more (577) in 2011.
11: New York mustered all of two third-down conversions, while Baltimore converted 11-of-18 times, the most success by a Giants opponent since Philadelphia converted 12-18 in December 2008.
0: The total number of sacks of Joe Flacco Sunday. For the fourth time this year, New York failed to register a sack. The Giants have recorded one sack or fewer in five of their last six games.
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