The answer is quite simple: score more points.
For the most part, the defense has been playing solid this year, holding the potent Rams offense to only 17 points on Sunday, most of the team’s issues are falling on the other side of the ball. The G-men are scoring an astonishingly low 11.8 points per game and are one of two teams that average less than 300 offensive yards per game. The entire team has only scored three touchdowns through the first four games.
For perspective, Russel Wilson, quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, has passed for sixteen touchdowns this year, more than five times the number the entire Giants team has scored. It is obvious that if a team is not scoring, they can not win, and this has been the story for the Giants this year.
A Struggling Offensive Line
The only way for the Giants to score more points is to make big plays, which has been an issue for them as they only have nine passes over 20 yards this season, which, no surprise, ranks worst in the league.
The offensive line, which was rebuilt and came into the season with high expectations, has most definitely not lived up to these expectations, allowing 16 sacks through the first five games, which ranks them the worst in the league.
Andrew Thomas, who started the year playing well, has seen his performance decline lately, hurting the passing game. The entire line is struggling and needs to find a way to give Danny Dimes more time in the pocket to make big plays.
Jones Must Improve
Jones continues to struggle, missing several reads against the Rams and not getting the ball to his playmakers in Engram and Tate. The running back group without Barkley is not showing the ability to be a major positive force for the offense; therefore, handing the keys to Jones is Garrett’s best option.
If Jones is able to buy time in the pocket, target Engram more, and find his receivers for solid gains, the offense can be sparked.
At this point, the team has untapped potential and must try everything to find it.
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