2012 NFL Preseason- New York Giants’ 5 Key Stats
35:12- Time of possession during the postseason. That kind of ball control is partly why the Giants won the Super Bowl last season.
385.1- Yards of offense per game during the regular season, 7th in the league. Despite being known as a defensive team, the Giants was quite prolific on offense and should be again this season despite some skill position losses.
89.2- Rushing yards per game last season, which was dead last in the NFL. Though they added David Wilson in the first round, it shows that championship caliber teams don’t need balance to win.
255.1- That’s how many passing yards the Giants allowed per game in the regular season in 2011. That was good for 29th in the league. The good news is that the Saints, Patriots and Packers were the three teams worse than them.
31-13-1- The record for Super Bowl winning teams in their first game the next season. The last defending champ to lose its first game the next season was the 1999 Denver Broncos. That bodes well for Big Blue’s opening game next month against the Cowboys.