Yeah, I saw the game yesterday. The New York Giants (6-4) loss a second game in a row. Here’s a look at the loss and recent slump by the numbers:
18: The Giants lost by 18 to Cincinnati, the largest margin of defeat since a 49-24 loss in New Orleans on Nov. 28, 2011.
318: The number of total yardage by Big Blue. Despite the loss, the Giants outgained the Bengals 318-275, outrushed them 129-76 and achieved more first downs (21-15).
3: The Giants have scored just three offensive touchdowns in their last three games. Eli Manning has now gone three games with throwing a touchdown pass. Andre Brown has scored all three of the team’s touchdowns.
15: Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, who earlier in the week (correctly) said the Giants’ defense had holes, caught a 56-yard touchdown on the first drive of the game. It was the second time an opponent scored on their initial possession. Tom Coughlin is 15-15 when the opponent strikes on their opening drive.
–>By the way, that 56-yard touchdown was the second-longer touchdown allowed this year. Browns’ Brandon Weeden threw a 62-yard touchdown to Josh Gordon.
2: The Giants have trailed twice entering the half this year. Against the Bengals, Big Blue trailed 17-6. Against Tampa Bay on Sept. 16, they trailed 24-13.
3: For the third time this year, the Giants did not score a touchdown in the first half. The Giants failed to score in the first half against both Dallas on opening night and Philadelphia.
9: Hakeem Nicks, who had failed to catch more than 5 passes or total more than 53 yards in his previous four games, caught nine passes, the most since he hauled in 10 against Tampa. Nicks totaled 75 yards on the afternoon.
0: New York failed to register a single sack of Andy Dalton. This was the second time Big Blue’s D failed to sack the opposing quarterback. They also left Weeden’s jersey clean.
6: The Bengals are now 6-0 against the Giants in Cincinnati. Overall, they are 6-3 against Big Blue, and the home team continues to be undefeated when hosting.Follow Sam on Twitter @SamSpiegs