On opening night, the Giants went 3-of-13 on third down and averaged fewer than five yards per pass. The same receivers who could not get open in the preseason could not get open in the regular season. Eli Manning netted fewer than 150 yards passing.
Did the players think this lack of rhythm would last so long?
"It's hard to tell, but honestly, I thought those problems would have been over," WR Victor Cruz said on a conference call Tuesday. "I thought we'd get into a rhythm mainly because we were playing a full four quarters, we were playing more than we were in the preseason. But it's unfortunate we didn't come out and have the rhythm that I thought we'd have.
"The great part is that it's just Week 1."
The Giants offense looked bad against Detroit and Manning and the receivers appeared to not be on the same page several times. RB Rashad Jennings struggled in the first half to find holes before breaking a couple off in the second half and adding a TD. No Giant is all that safe of a fantasy play at this point, outside of Jennings as a lower-end RB who looks like he'll at least get a big workload.