The New York Giants‘ offense, Saquon Barkley excepted, is just not very good. After Thursday night’s loss to their division rival Eagles, the Giants rank 24th in yards per game and 28th in points per game. They have just 11 total touchdowns — a figure that exceeds that of only five other teams despite the fact that the Giants have played one or even two more games than most teams in the NFL.
Not much of the blame can be laid at the feet of Barkley. He’s been spectacular. He’s the first player in NFL history to have at least 400 rushing yards and at least 300 receiving yards within the first six games of his career. But his performance just has not mattered, because the rest of the team’s offense has been so overwhelmingly bad.
The offensive line is a train wreck, allowing quarterback Eli Manning to be sacked on 8 percent of his drop backs so far this year. But the blame can’t just fall on Manning. As both Evan Silva and Pat Thorman noted, Manning’s offensive line has been bad, yes, but he has arguably been worse.