New York Giants’ nonexistent pass-rushing killing the defense

New York Giants, Oshane Ximines

The New York Giants got embarrassed at home on Sunday afternoon. The Giants got blown out by the Los Angeles Rams 38-11. New York’s defense struggled tremendously, especially in the pass-rushing department. The New York Giants’ nonexistent pass-rush is killing their defense.

While the Giants came away from the game with 2 total sacks, Rams quarterback Matt Stafford stood in the pocket generally untouched. Defensive lineman Leonard Williams recorded both of the Giants’ sacks, but the team’s edge rushers failed to make an impact on Sunday.

New York Giants lack of edge pass-rush

The New York Giants’ edge rushers are failing on every level. Azeez Ojulari, Lorenzo Carter, and Oshane Ximines are not showing up on Sundays. Not a single one of them recorded a pressure versus the Rams. All three of the Giants’ top edge rushers recorded ZERO pressures on Sunday.

In the last two weeks, Ojulari, Carter, and Ximines have one pressure in 100 combined pass-rushing snaps. The New York Giants will not win games until they get a boost in the pass-rush department from their edge rushers.

Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines have both failed to record a single sack so far this season. Azeez Ojulari has three sacks on the year, but he has not recorded one in the past three weeks.

The New York Giants defense is struggling in 2021. The pass-coverage and run-defense both look far worse than they did last season, and it is likely related to the team’s lack of a pass-rush. The Giants’ failure to get after the quarterback is ruining their chance of winning games.

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