In a disappointing 30-12 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3, the New York Giants‘ offense showcased a stark decline. This marked their second major loss to an NFC rival this season, underscoring the widening gap between Big Blue and their NFC counterparts.
Saquan Barkley’s absence during this week was unmistakable. The Giants’ output was a mere 150 total yards, with a lone touchdown coming off a brief dash by Barkley’s understudy, Matt Breida. Interestingly, despite being the primary rusher, Breida managed only 17 yards. Drawing a parallel to their Week 2 performance against the Arizona Cardinals, where the Giants averaged an impressive 6.