EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - They didn't score a touchdown. They had just 233 total yards. Their quarterback was under pressure almost the entire game and they couldn't run the ball at all. It's a continuation of the same problems the Giants had all summer, and most of the same ones they had last season, too.
So for anyone prone to panicking, now would be a good time. But Eli Manning just isn't a panicky guy.
"First game. Guys were playing fast, got some new guys out there, some new bodies, so we'll bounce back. We'll be fine," Manning said on Wednesday. "We just have to slow down, everybody take a breath and just run the plays the way we've been running them all spring and all summer."
That's good advice, even though it's a hard argument to make.
Because if nothing else, there is good reason to worry about this Giants offense. What they did on Sunday night, while extreme, is nothing new. They struggled to get any rhythm all summer long, and they did the same all of last season. After all, this was their seventh straight game with fewer than 20 points. They haven't topped 30 since their last game back in 2015.
Yes, as Manning said, it's a new year. But what's really new about the Giants offense? They have the same five-man combination on the offensive line, leading to the same problems in pass blocking and the same lack of room for the running backs to run. They also had the same problems with Manning trying to connect with his receivers, and the same sometimes-questionable play-calling from Ben McAdoo, too.
In other words, it wasn't one game. It's a trend. A long trend. In fact, a very long trend.
And remember, for those hoping that Odell Beckham's eventual return will be what saves them: They were the 26th-ranked offense in the NFL last season with Beckham having a spectacular year. He had another Pro Bowl season, catching 101 passes for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns - and yet the Giants were still held under 20 points a ridiculous 10 times.
So maybe relaxing, taking a deep breath and assuming everything will be better will feel good, but it's hard to imagine it will work.
"In the first game, we didn't do well. It's part of losing a game. You're going to analyze," Manning said. "You can't get too sensitive after the first game. You're going to get coached up and there's things we can clean up, for sure, but you can't get defensive, can't get sensitive. You just have to be confident in what you're doing, understand what you need to fix and then go play fast."
That, of course, is a very Manning-like, pragmatic approach. And it's the way the players absolutely have to look at things. Almost every single player interviewed on Wednesday talked about the need to "flush" the loss to the Cowboys and move on to the Lions - a message that surely was delivered by McAdoo earlier in the day.
And really, that's all they can do. Due to the overall lack of depth on the offense changes aren't coming - even if McAdoo was inclined to make any this early in the season. As left guard Justin Pugh said, all the Giants can do is "just go back to work. That's the only way you can get better. You got to work on the mistakes you made and correct them. That's the only way you're going to fix it."
If that sounds familiar it's because the Giants have been saying that since the beginning of last season. And since then they have been held under 20 points a ridiculous 11 times in their last 18 games. They have been waiting a long, long time for the offensive explosion they believe they're capable of having. But for more than a year, all their talk about offensive potential has been nothing but empty words.
The good news, though, is that maybe this is rock bottom. Their three points were their fewest since they were shutout in Philadelphia in Week 6 of the 2014 season. They only had fewer than 233 yards twice last season in what was a miserable and disappointing offensive year.
So maybe things can't get any worse.
"It can always get worse, so I won't say that," Manning said. "But hopefully it can get a lot better though."
Hopefully. At this point, after more than a year of waiting, hope is really all that the Giants' offensive has got.