The New York Giants had their lingering playoff hopes dashed on Sunday afternoon at a soaking wet MetLife Stadium, falling to the Tennessee Titans, 17-0, in one of their ugliest all-around performances of the season.
The Giants fell behind early, couldn’t establish a running game, didn’t have the Odell Beckham Jr. outlet valve, the offensive line fell back to earth, there were nearly 10 drops, over 15 missed tackles and offensive players began dropping like flies. Add in Eli Manning’s two turnovers and it’s easy to see how this one got away from them.
Here’s a look at the snap counts that contributed to the loss broken down by offense, defense and special teams.
Offensive snaps: 65
Defensive snaps: 70
Special Teams snaps: 23
Offensively, little leaps off the page. You see some increased snaps for John Greco and Jawill Davis due to injury, but beyond that, the snap counts were familiarly distributed. However, there is the noticeable absence of Wayne Gallman, who received a grand total of zero snaps as Saquon Barkley took 100% on offense.
Defensively, it was more of the same. Grant Haley did see a large number of snaps, while Kenny Ladler had a rare opportunity with four snaps, but there was little else to note.
On special teams, Nate Stupar took all but two snaps, which was his largest percentage total of the season. Antonio Hamilton would have likely been up there as well, but he was playing below expectations and ultimately left the game injured.