Originally posted on NBC Connecticut  |  Last updated 10/6/11
There's been an explosion in passing yards in the NFL this season. Years of rule changes designed to help the offense at the expense of the defense, the evolution of coaching, and the good weather of the early season have combined to create a game of football that's almost entirely based around passing. Whether it changes or not at some point down the line remains to be seen, but, for now, you can't win in the NFL if you can't put up huge numbers through the air. Luckily, the Giants can do that. Eli Manning's performance in the fourth quarter against Arizona made that clear as he picked apart the Cardinals defense to bring his team back for a win that seemed unlikely when they fell behind by 10 points. When we try to figure out why the team fell down by 10 points, though, we're forced to look at the other half of the Giants offense. As good as Manning has been, that's how bad the Giants rushing game has been through four weeks of the season. The Giants rank 24th in the league with 8...
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