Why the Giants have to get creative on defense


The Giants are currently playing in the final of the NFC Wild Card game.

They’re playing the Saints.

Their first-round bye week is in March.

They have a week off before their first playoff game in three years, against the Cardinals.

They’ve won two of three games in that stretch, and there’s a chance they could be a playoff team in the NFC East for the first time in four years.

The Giants are the best team in football, with the second-best defense, according to DVOA.

They had a pass defense that allowed the NFL’s ninth-most fantasy points, and their run defense allowed the league’s fifth-most.

And they’ve been dominant on offense in the early going.

The offensive line is a big reason why.

They were supposed to be one of the best in the league this season, with a new offensive coordinator in Steve Spagnuolo and an All-Pro line led by left tackle Ereck Flowers.

But they haven’t played well in consecutive games.

They allowed 20 sacks in the first three games.

In their last three, they’ve given up a combined 11 sacks.

They ranked 28th in sacks allowed per game this season.

And while Flowers has done a good job replacing a unit that was the worst in the NFL, he’s struggled with the run, too.

The Giants’ running backs have rushed for just 1,834 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The Rams and Cowboys had the most rushing attempts, and the Falcons had the fewest.

The Eagles had the second most, with 1,958.

The Chargers were second with 1.645.

That’s the third-highest total allowed by a Giants offense this season behind the Eagles and the Cowboys.

It was also the highest total allowed per carry by a unit in the last seven years by a team with a winning record.

In the first four games, the Giants allowed more than two yards per carry.

Last week, they allowed just one.

They rank 27th in the past year in rushing attempts allowed per run, allowing 3.2 yards per attempt, according

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