Last season, the New York Giants posted the league's fifth-best offense in terms of yards, and seventh-best in terms of scoring. In fact, in the past three years the Giants have finished in the top 10 in both of those offensive categories.
A major factor for the good play of the Giants offense has been the offensive line's ability to open holes in the run game as well as protect franchise quarterback Eli Manning. Having one of the best offensive lines in the league makes it that much easier for the rest of the team.
We've also seen a drastic improvement from Eli Manning. Although he may have taken a slight step back in 2010, his improvement from the 2007 season to now is definitely showing in the stat sheet.
He has been helped by the additions of Hakeem Nicks, Steve Smith and Mario Manningham during that span, so to say he's made the improvement alone is not the case.
This article is a projection of the offensive skill player statistics for the 2011 season. You should know going in that I am assuming the entire season is played, and that the lockout ends prior to training camp.
I am also going to be making a couple of assumptions, which I'll make clear on those slides.