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Why do the New York Giants play so many prime-time games this season?

One of the two NY franchises reached the playoffs in the NFL last season and, being one of the country’s most popular teams, got a big media attention.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Devon Witherspoon (21) celebrates his interception for a touchdown during the third quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
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Last season, the New York Giants made it to the NFL playoffs, securing a highly sought-after spot on American prime-time television this year. This was a significant moment for the franchise, with high hopes and expectations.

Unfortunately, they have failed to deliver, losing all three of their crucial matches so far. Their performance has been abysmal, with a goal difference 15:94. In their most recent game against Seattle, they were defeated 24:3, making it the worst prime-time game score discrepancy in the league since the 1970 season.

Adding to their problems, their current quarterback, Daniel Jones, has struggled in prime-time games, having won just one out of twelve attempts. Fans and critics alike are disappointed, with prominent journalist Stephen Smith stating, “The guy is 1-12 in Monday night games. I don’t blame the Giants. I blame the league leadership for putting New York on national television. They do not deserve that status in any way.”

The New York Giants in 2023 find themselves in a challenging position, currently standing at 1 win and 3 losses, placing them in the 4th position within the NFC East division. A closer look at their performance statistics reveals a team struggling to find its footing.

One of the glaring concerns for the Giants has been their offensive output, averaging a modest 11.5 points per game, ranking them at the 32nd position in the league. On the defensive front, they have allowed an average of 30.5 points per game, placing them at the 30th spot in the NFL.

In terms of their rushing game, the Giants have managed to gain an average of 94.0 yards per game, positioning them at the 23rd spot. However, their passing game hasn’t fared much better, with an average of 192.8 passing yards per game, ranking them 29th in the league.

As the season progresses, the New York Giants face a formidable challenge to improve their performance and climb the ranks within the NFC East. The road ahead is marked by tough competition and the need for significant improvements in both their offense and defense.

The season’s remaining games are crucial for their redemption and quest to regain their prime-time prestige.