The story of the 2013 New York Giants is nicely told by key statistics they achieved during the course of the season. Unfortunately, the narrative is not an uplifting read if you are a Big Blue supporter.
New York was a team last season that struggled mightily to score points and turned the ball over at an alarming rate (its 44 turnovers were 10 more than anyone else in the NFL). The Giants also rolled out poor return units that severely downgraded the overall quality of the special teams. The stats we are about to evaluate provide clarity to these deficiencies and also speak to the consequences that resulted from the poor play.
In addition, a glaring weakness on a largely stellar defense is exposed. The resulting consequences contributed greatly to the Giants not having a legitimate chance at a playoff spot in the regular season’s final weeks.
Improvement in each of the forthcoming stats should result in meaningful late December games in 2014 for the Giants, and potentially, even a postseason win or two. Here they are, ordered based on how important it is for New York to improve the respective statistic this upcoming season.