The New York Giants were a big surprise a season ago, finishing with an 11-5 record under new head coach Ben McAdoo.
This impressive year for the Giants was fueled by a stellar defense, one that ranked third in fewest total rushing yards allowed and second in fewest points allowed per game. The team was also tied for fourth in total interceptions on the year, thanks to a secondary that garnered the nickname “NYPD” for New York Pass Defense.
The Giants offense, however, was a completely different story. Despite having a lockdown defense, the team found itself ranked 21st in turnover differential, sitting at -2 for the year. The Giants also did not score more than 30 points in any game throughout the year, winning a number of low-scoring defensive battles.
While the team did win 11 games last year, there was still clearly much room for improvement, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Did the team make enough improvements in the offseason to correct some of the issues they faced a year ago?
The biggest offseason addition for the Giants is easily wide receiver Brandon Marshall. In his previous two seasons with the Jets, Marshall racked up 2290 yards receiving, finding the end zone 17 times despite playing for an offense that was not exactly stellar through the air.
Marshall could prove to be a huge compliment to the Giants number one receiver in Odell Beckham Jr. The 6-foot-4-inch receiver in his 12th season will be…
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