When it rains, it pours in New York. At least, that’s the case for the New York Giants, who are sitting at 0-5 and seemingly already in the midst of a lost season.
Just two seasons ago, they were holding their second Lombardi Trophy under Head Coach Tom Coughlin, but a lot of that hand to do with a corps of solid running backs who could control the game by controlling the clock and keeping every game close, so that quarterback Eli Manning could lead them to victory in the end.
While there are too many holes and weaknesses on this team right now, the lack of a running game to mask a lot of those isn’t prevalent like it one was, and much of that has had to do with the play of David Wilson, who may be lost for the year due to a neck injury suffered during the team’s most recent blowout-loss.
Not having a running game keeps a banged-up Giants defense on the field longer, and gives the opposing offense more chances to attack their many weaknesses.
Once that happens, the Giants are forced into comeback-mode and start airing-it-out, and Eli has shown he’s not capable of being efficient while throwing 40+ passes per game.