The New York Giants are one of the NFL’s six 0-3 teams, have given up a league-high 114 points, and have rushed for a league-low 133 yards. By comparison, LeSean McCoy has rushed for over 133 yards in two of Philadelphia’s three games. I won’t bother kick Tom Couglin while he’s down – two Super Bowl wins, all that – so instead, let’s focus on a few stats heading into Sunday’s important road game against the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs.
* New York’s last 11 games: 3-8, starting with a difficult-to-stomach 24-20 home loss to the Steelers when Pittsburgh scored 14 points in the 4th quarter. (Remember?)
* All three of those wins came at home, and surprisingly, in blowouts – 38-10 over Green Bay, 52-27 over New Orleans, and 42-7 over Philadelphia.
* During this impotent stretch, when the Giants have gone on the road, they’ve struggled, mightily: 0-6, outscored 189-74 (that’s an average of 31-12).
How good have the Chiefs been so far? They lead the NFL in sacks with 15 – linebacker Justin Houston, who has probably been the best defensive player in the NFL through three weeks, has 7.5. Eli Manning of the Giants has been sacked 11 times (tied for 2nd most in the NFL) and he was dropped seven times by the Panthers Sunday. [Watch all of them here.]
The Chiefs, who intercepted Mike Vick twice last week – once for a pick six – come into the game against the Giants with a few extra days of rest, having played last Thursday.
Still not enough? Well, maybe this will do it: Andy Reid was 17-14 against the Giants when coaching the Eagles. How’d he do against Tom Coughlin? He won eight of their last 10 meetings.
So the Giants win this by a field goal, right?
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