The New York Giants dropped their preseason finale to the New York Jets, 32-24, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday night.
The game marked the Jets on-field debut for quarterback Aaron Rodgers but the real story, at least in Giants land, will be the injuries.
The Giants saw eight players go down to injury during the game with seven of those failing to return. It’s a situation that will have an impact on the team’s cuts next week.
There’s a lot to break down and a lot to go over but before we look ahead, let’s look back. Here are the snap counts that contributed to the Giants’ loss.
Offensive snaps: 74
Defensive snaps: 59
Special teams snaps: 30
Offensive lineman Korey Cunningham and cornerback Amani Oruwariye took the full load of snaps, which tells you the Giants wanted to get one last long look. Ditto offensive tackle Matt Peart.
Linebacker Oshane Ximines also saw a significant amount of playing time and that may call into question his future with the team. Of course, the Giants were also running low on numbers due to injury and that obviously factored in.
Wide receiver Sterling Shepard seeing time on special teams is also curious.