New York Giants: What Red-Zone Offense Needs to Do Versus Redskins in Week 13

December 1, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New York Giants have not had trouble scoring this season. The offense is averaging 27.7 points per game, which ranks fifth in the NFL.
However, when inside the 20-yard line, the Giants’ usually powerful offense tends to hit the brakes, as the team has only converted 48.9 percent of its red-zone trips into touchdowns in 2012 (ranked 22nd in NFL).
In Weeks 7 through 10, the Giants red-zone struggles were particularly evident.  Over that time, New York only cashed in on five-of-12 trips—four of which were goal-line carries by Andre Brown from inside the 2-yard line.  In all, Brown has accounted for eight of the team’s 23 red-zone touchdowns in 2012 (34.8 percent).
Now that Brown has landed himself on the injured reserve/"designated to return” list after breaking his fibula against the Green Bay Packers last Sunday night, the Giants are without their biggest red-zone weapon.  But in Week 12, New York showed signs that the red-zone o...

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