The New York Giants revamped their organization from the front office, head coach, and significant roster moves. Yet, in week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the New York Giants posted a big L in a 20-15 loss. Some issues from the 2017 season reappeared in the G-Mens 2018 debut as poor offensive line play was rampant. Ereck Flowers was called for 3 penalties and gave up several pressures including the pressure that lead to an Eli Manning pick six in the 4th quarter.
Flowers was not the only tackle who played poorly for the Giants as high priced free agent acquisition Nate Solder also had a difficult time with Jacksonville’s defensive front. Solder also gave up several pressure that made Manning rush his throws and outside a fantastic run by Saquon Barkley the Big Blue run game was not a dominant factor.
Another issue on the offense was the inability to finish off drives in the endzone. While the G-Men had two opportunities in the red zone none of the drives culminated with a Giant touchdown celebration. While this was far from an issue in 2017 this could be an enormous issue for the Giants because playoff and championship teams are able to finish off drives.