Tom Coughlin was red in the face over the Giants’ 17-10 loss to the Eagles on Sunday night, and he heaped particular scorn on his offensive line and running backs.
“We had 29 yards rushing, which is about as pathetic as you can get,” Coughlin said, via the New York Daily News. “Our offensive line was completely outplayed by the front eight of Philadelphia.”
The 29 yards included 12 carries for 21 yards from Brandon Jacobs, two carries for 11 yards from Da’Rel Scott and three carries for negative-three yards from D.J. Ware. The Giants clearly miss Ahmad Bradshaw, who’s been sidelined by a foot injury, but Coughlin seemed more upset with the line than with the running backs, saying the line had been “physically manhandled.”
Jacobs also used “pathetic” to describe the running game, but he took some blame on himself
“Ultimately, it’s my fault, because I’m the one carrying the ball,” Jacobs said.
Whoever carries the ball, the Giants are going to need a better running game down the stretch if they’re going to make the playoffs.