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Best Tickets Blog: Evolution of NFL Offense

Eli Manning and the New York Giants have struggled this season.  One of the key reasons has been the woeful play of the offensive line which has resulted in incompletions, sacks, and turnovers.  When those things are happening too frequently, you’re going to end up in a situation where your team sits 0-4 and on the verge of losing all hope for a winning season.

Today, I stumbled upon a great article from the Best Tickets Blog regarding the evolution of the NFL offense.  The article provides data dating back to 1932 regarding passing vs. rushing in the NFL.  Back in the stone age of the National Football League, teams rammed the ball into each other with incredible frequency, but that has slowly changed over time and the past few years has seen a big spike in passing.  The past two seasons have seen an absurd number of players throwing for over 4,000 yards.

The Giants have the recipe to be a high-octane passing offense.  Whether you think he’s “elite” or not, Eli has won two Super Bowls and can throw the ball well.  Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks represent one of the better receiving tandems in the league.  Randle and Myers are more than adequate pass catchers, as well.  If we can figure out the offensive line problems, hopefully we can realize our full potential and be one of the better offensive teams the rest of this season.


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