San Francisco 49ers. Which means the national Monday Night Football audience will be subjected to teams with a 3-14 record who are playing out the season only to determine NFL Draft position.Let’s look at some of the numbers that matter heading into the matchup.1 and 3: Where the Giants and 49ers are www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com
, respectively, in the 2019 NFL Draft order.3: That’s the number of points the 49ers are currently favored by.400: Odell Beckham Jr. (374) needs 26 receptions to reach 400 for his career. 350: Eli Manning (347) needs 3 touchdown passes to become the 7th player to reach 350 in NFL history. 215: Beckham (785) needs 215 yards receiving to reach 1,000 yards receiving for the 4th time in his career. 58: Through Week 9, Saquon Barkley ranks second among running backs in the NFL with 58 receptions. Barkley has already smashed the franchise record for receptions by a rookie running back. Bobby Duhon had 37 in 1968.1,000: The chase is on for Barkley to become only the third player in NFL history to gain 1 New York Giants T-Shirt
,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same year. He has 517 rushing yards and 497 receiving after eight games.44: Sterling Shepard (1,956) needs 44 receiving yards to reach 2,000 for his career.31: The number of quarterback sacks allowed by both teams. The Giants have done that in eight games, the 49ers in nine.8.8: That is how many points the Giants are averaging in the fourth quarter of games, sixth in the league. Since they averaging only 18.8 overall New York Giants Hats
, 27th in the league, what does that tell us? Probably that far too many of their points are coming in garbage time of games they have already lost.40: The Giants are scoring touchdowns on only 40 percent of their trips into the red zone, 31st in the NFL.SB Nation dataThe chart below is from SB Nation. For the complete data, and explanations of the categories, click here and select “Giants” in the drop down. The question of whether quarterback Eli Manning is the biggest thing wrong with the offense for the 1-5 Giants has remained a popular one this week.Wide receiver Sterling Shepard said that the team’s players have faith in the veteran while co-owner John Mara said that Manning is a “punching bag” because he isn’t the only guy performing poorly this year. On Wednesday New York Giants Hoodie
, Manning didn’t refer to himself that way.Manning said criticism is part of the job, but otherwise agreed with Mara’s assessment about where the issues lie for the team’s disappointing offensive performance.“When you have new guys and new players all learning a new system it just takes time to gel,” Manning said, via Newsday. “It’s just a matter of everybody just keep doing things a little better. Just making small improvements around a bunch of areas and we鈥檒l be OK.”The Falcons defense has been one of the most giving in the league and that makes Monday night look like a golden opportunity for Manning to change the narrative that’s been building about his level of play. If he can’t, next week’s round of what’s wrong with the offense should be even more spirited.