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Question About Giants Run Game Against Denver

M.S. : 9/14/2021 7:31 am

The Giants ran the ball 20 times and threw the ball 37 times. That comes to running the ball 35% of the time.

To put that into some context, for the entire NFL Week One, teams ran the ball 41% of the time, with 22 teams rushing the ball more often than the Giants (on a percentage basis.)


Did the Giants go into the game with the idea that they would emphasize the passing game; or, once they fell behind, they turned away from the run game? Or, something else.

Your thoughts, comments much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

The sample size is skewed.  
bLiTz 2k : 9/14/2021 7:36 am : link
The Giants didn't enough time of possession while the game was in hand to extract any reasonable data about their game plan.

With that being said, they should take a look at what Dallas did in a game like this. Based on how the game unfolded, I thought they should have been more aggressive passing on early downs instead of running into a wall, and constantly being in third and long.
The Giants last 15 plays  
rsjem1979 : 9/14/2021 7:42 am : link
14 pass attempts
1 sack
1 run (Jones td)

It wasn't in the gameplan to be down three scores.
5BowlsSoon : 9/14/2021 7:44 am : link
When they scored two consecutive times to make it 17-7 with about 7 minutes left in the 3rd and our running game sucking…what do you think you should do? Keep running Saquon for maybe 2 yards?

The only successful runner at all against those guys was Jones. He is fast and had room to run….the only one. Too bad he fumbled one time.

When you have guys like Golladay and Shepherd, you can trust both of them. U fortunately, I think Rudolph is done, so why aren’t we playing Kaden Smith? Makes no sense to me.
There was a running game vs Denver?  
RobCrossRiver56 : 9/14/2021 9:00 am : link
that's news to me.
NYG offense cannot be successful  
UberAlias : 9/14/2021 9:05 am : link
without establishing a running game. QB and Oline are not good enough right now.
When you are down multiple touchdowns  
Vanzetti : 9/14/2021 9:53 am : link
You generally are going to run the ball less because you need to score without consuming time. If Giants had been ahead, they probably would have run he ball ten more times in ne 4th quarter.

It’s also hard to keep running it when your running game is doing nothing
RE: NYG offense cannot be successful  
Thunderstruck27 : 9/14/2021 10:47 am : link
In comment 15365949 UberAlias said:
without establishing a running game. QB and Oline are not good enough right now.

QB=biggest weapon in running game 2 years straight.
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