A Closer Look at the New York Giants’ Improved Offensive Line

September 30, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In Week 1 of the 2014 NFL season, the New York Giants suffered a 35-14 blowout loss to the Detroit Lions, a game that saw the Giants’ "improved" offensive line produce a performance that was eerily similar to the struggles of 2013.
The numbers so far have the starting five—left tackle Will Beatty, left guard Weston Richburg, center J.D. Walton, right guard John Jerry and right tackle Justin Pugh—allowing two sacks for minus-19 yards, three tackles for loss and nine quarterback hits.
With fans and analysts gearing up for yet another long season of watching quarterback Eli Manning struggle to stay on his feet to find open receivers, a miracle happened after that first game.
The offensive line improved.
How much did the line improve in the three games following, a stretch that saw them play against two good defenses in Arizona and Houston?
The numbers speak for themselves.
In this article, we will look at some of the problems the offen...

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