Dec 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin looks on against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Giants' Coughlin pulls no punches, calls offense 'pathetic'

The New York Giants did not have a great offensive performance on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks – to put it lightly.

New York was outgained 327-181 in total yards and managed just 25 on the ground.  The Giants had 12 first downs to the Seahawks 21 and quarterback Eli Manning threw 5 interceptions.  Needless to say, it wasn’t pretty.

The most important stat – no doubt a product of the aforementioned numbers – is the shutout.  New York lost 23-0.

Seattle has a great defense, which should be noted.  They have given up the fewest yards in the NFL this season (3732) and rank 2nd in scoring defense, giving up just 15.8.

Still, the inept performance from Manning and company did not leave head coach Tom Coughlin very happy and he let it be known postgame, according to Conor Orr at the Newark Star-Ledger.

“There’s no way to sugar coat it, it was a pathetic offensive performance,” Tom Coughlin said. “We didn’t block anybody, we didn’t make any plays, we didn’t create any opportunities for ourselves. I told the players who prepared and gave great effort that I appreciate what they did; I told those that were obvious they had not that I felt sorry for them, because they’re missing the whole point.”

With the loss, New York fell to 5-9 on the season.

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