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Giants offense piling up the points

Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws as teammate Chris

Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws as teammate Chris Snee holds back Seattle's Craig Terrill in the first half. (Nov. 7, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

How good is the Giants’ offense? Well, fans of the team haven’t seen anything like this in a generation. And for it to happen exclusively in the regular season, well, you have to go back to the late 1960s.

The Giants have scored 144 points over the last four games, an average of 36.0 points per game. The last time they were scoring at such a pace was at the end of the 1986 season – when they won their first Super Bowl – and they scored 160 points in their final four games (55-24 in regular season finale vs. Packers, then 49-3 over 49ers, 17-0 over Redskins and 39-20 over Broncos). That’s an average of 40 points per game.

But in terms of just the regular season? You have to go all the way back to the first four games of the 1968 season when the Giants beat the Steelers 34-20, the Eagles 34-25, the Redskins 48-12 and the Saints 38-21 to score 154 points in four games for an average of 38.5.

The Giants have also scored 41 points in their last two games. The last time they scored 40 or more in consecutive games was in 1966. The difference then was that both of those games were losses. They lost to the Redskins, 72-41, and the Browns, 49-40, in late November and early December of that year.

Also worth noting: The 144 points in the last four games have been all offensive points. No defensive touchdowns, no special teams touchdowns. And only 18 of those points have come on field goals.


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