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A direct quote from a Giants fan friend tells you all you need to know about how yesterday's season opener against the Washington Redskins went, "We'll be lucky to win four games all season."
While I don't share that level of pessimism, Sunday's game was certainly an ugly one for the G-Men.
With the immortal Rex Grossman starting at quarterback, the Washington passing attack registered 305 yards through the air, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. It was Grossman's first pick-less game as a starter since 2007.
The Giants' vaunted running game looked very uninspiring, with Ahmad Bradshaw totaling just 44 yards on 13 carries and Brandon Jacobs only chipping in 29 more.
Other than Hakeem Nicks, no one in the New York passing offense really stood out either. In fact, Nicks almost outgained the rest of the team by himself. Nicks had seven catches for 122 yards; the rest of the Giants totaled 11 catches for 146 yards.
The Giants were just one for 10 on third downs on Sunday, which is never a recipe for success.
They also took an uncharacteristic eight penalties. Tom Coughlin's teams are usually among the most disciplined in the league, so it was unusual to see that high of a penalty total.
While the Giants looked unimpressive in a divisional defeat, the Philadelphia Eagles handled business on the road at St. Louis and the Dallas Cowboys snatched defeat from the arms of victory over the Giants' MetLife stadium brethren the New York Jets.
New York looked like the weakest NFC East team on Sunday, and they'll have to get every phase of their football team back in gear to turn it around.