Giants at the mid-point of the season is their record [url=http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/cheap-riley-dixon-jersey]Color Rush Riley Dixon Jersey[/url] , a miserable 1-7. That means they are headed for their sixth playoff-less season in seven years, and fifth losing season in that time. They are headed toward their third top 10 draft pick in the last four years, and could end up with the first overall pick for the first time since 1965, when they chose running back Tucker Frederickson.Each week during the season we provide a “By the numbers” post that gives some numbers of significance leading up to that week’s game. There is, of course, no game for the Giants this week as they get a bye to lick their wounds. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the numbers that tell us about the Giants’ season to date. Specifically, why the Giants can’t score enough points.Eli Manning and statistical anomaliesESPN on Wednesday produced a post detailing misleading quarterback stats for 2018, and with Manning that’s a perfect place to start. There are basic, raw numbers that would lead you to think the 37-year-old quarterback is having some type of renaissance season:68.3 percent completion rate — more than five percentage points higher than his 2014 career-best of 63.1.2,377 yards passing. That is fourth in the league and puts him on pace for 4 [url=http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/cheap-landon-collins-jersey]Color Rush Landon Collins Jersey[/url] ,744. That would be the second-highest total of his career, behind 2011’s 4,933 yards.297.1 yards passing per game. Again, second-best of his career behind the 308.3 yards he averaged in 2011.An average of 7.5 yards per passing attempt, also second-highest of his career.A yards per completion average of 11.1, best since he averaged 11.6 in 2014.A passer rating of 90.9, best since 2015 and above his career average.An interception percentage of 1.9, by far the best of his career.Yet, the facts (1-7, a team that is 28th in the league in scoring at 18.8 points per game) and the eye test tell you those are mostly empty numbers.Much of it has been accumulated at garbage time of lost games, and thanks to the run-after-catch ability of Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr.Manning has been sacked 31 times [url=http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/cheap-sterling-shepard-jersey]Youth Sterling Shepard Jersey[/url] , second-most in the league. That puts him on pace for 62 sacks, far more than the career-high 39 times he was sacked during a full 2013 season. Many of those are because of a porous offensive line. A fair share, though, are because of the action — or inaction — of an aging quarterback who doesn’t trust his offensive line.Manning’s touchdown percentage (6 TDs in 315 throws) is a career-worst 2.5 percent. He has been sacked on 9 percent of his drop backs, easily a career-worst. Here are some other numbers from Player Profiler that aren’t very pretty:Red zone completion percentage (41.2 percent, 41st); Deep ball completion percentage (27.8, 29th); Production premium, defined as above or below league average using several categories (-27.4. 35th).If you are interested, here is a Pro Football Focus chart that shows where Manning has and has not been successful throwing the ball this season.ESPN also points out that Manning leads the league in “failed completions.” That’s a stat developed by Football Outsiders that tracks. completed passes that fail to gain 45 percent of the needed yards on first down, 60 percent on second down or 100 percent on third or fourth down. Manning leads the league in both number of failed completions (72) and percentage of failed completions (33.5 percent).There is quite a bit there that tells you why the Giants have not been able to score points. Some of that is on Manning, some of it isn’t. Regardless [url=http://www.giantsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-alec-ogletree-jersey]Alec Ogletree Jersey[/url] , it’s not good.SB Nation’s signature statsWe can’t do this look at midseason numbers without spending some time dissecting the work of Bill Connelly over at the SB Nation flagship.The Giants rank fifth in the NFL in creating big plays (The percentage of plays gaining at least 20 yards from open play — i.e., plays between your 10 and your opponent’s 30). They rank third in the league in a category Connelly calls “marginal explosiveness”. Yet, they are 27th in “marginal efficiency” and 26th in “third down success rate.”The Giants, despite Barkley’s brilliance, are last in the league in “rushing marginal efficiency,” with 18.8 percent of their plays getting less than expected or needed.Team Rankings tells us that the Giants are 31st in the league in the red zone, having scored touchdowns on only 10-of-25 opportunities (40 percent).Connelly’s numbers break that down even further, extending to the opponent’s 30-yard line.The Giants are 26th in the league in success rate inside the 10-yard line, last in the league in success rate from the 11 to the 20-yard line, and 26th in success rate from the 21 to the 30-yard line.One red zone problem has been the inability to get the ball to Beckham, who has just 3 receptions in 13 red zone targets (23 percent) with a touchdown and an interception on passes thrown his way.Find the full chart and Connell’s explanations of the categories here.Pro Football Focus numbersBecause I know you love to argue about these [url=http://www.giantsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-dalvin-tomlinson-jersey]4Dalvin Tomlinson Jersey[/url] , even though the reality of it is the raw grade is a) subjective and b) doesn’t really give you a clear, complete picture of how well or how poorly someone is playing. I’m just going to put them here, and you can do with them what you will.Highest offensive gradesLowest offensive grades Left tackle Trent Williams helped spring running back Adrian Peterson with a big block in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Giants, but it may be Ty Nsekhe opening holes for Washington the rest of the way.Williams is out with a thumb injury and Pam Oliver of FOX Sports said he was downgraded after initially being called questionable to return to action. The team wasn’t missing him through much of their first two drives after halftime.Dustin Hopkins doinked a 53-yard field goal in off an upright to end the first Washington possession of the third quarter with a 10-3 lead and they were driving for more points on a short field, but Giants safety Landon Collins knocked the ball away from Adrian Peterson. Linebacker Olivier Vernon recovered the fumble and returned it into Washington territory.Washinton got that short field thanks to D.J. Swearinger‘s second interception of the day. Swearinger picked off Eli Manning on a deep ball in the general vicinity of Odell Beckham and returned the ball to the Giants’ 40-yard-line. The reprieve offered by Collins and Vernon went nowhere, though, because Evan Engram let a pass go through his hands on fourth down.
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