The 2013 New York Giants entire team’s rushing attack combined for 1,332 yards. That is the lowest yardage for a single season in Giants history since 1953.
Beyond pathetic to say the least, with former fourth round pick Andre Brown leading the way with a whopping 492 rushing yards. The offensive line protection was nothing to brag about either, resulting in a pass or bust offense. The 1982 Giants only ran for 842 yards, but that was in a strike shortened 9 game season, so we’ll make an exception.
To put this into historical perspective, this goes back so far the Korean War was just ending and Dwight Eisenhower was just being elected U.S. President.
What makes this so bad is the amount of games played. Every NFL season since 1978 has featured 16 games, with the exception of two player strikes, 1982 and 1987. From 1961-1978 the NFL featured a 14 game season. Even with two less games than today, the Giants never ran for less than 1,332 yards. Every season that the New York Giants played in a 14 game format, they still out-rushed the 2013 16 game New York Giants.
The 1953 Giants ran for just 1,049 yards in a 12 game season and finished the year 3-9. Giants foundation has always been “ground and pound” with power football, but the 2013 rushing attack will live in Giants infamy. Giants have a lot of work to do this offseason.