The New York Giants led the NFL in adjusted games lost, a metric to evaluate how teams were affected by injuries, for the third straight season, according to Football Outsiders.
The Giants had a league-high AGL rating of 138.7 in 2015 and 137.1 in 2014. In 2013, their AGL rating was 144.3.
From Football Outsiders:
New York spent most of the season with several key players hurt. They lost offensive tackle Will Beatty and wide receiver Victor Cruz for the season, and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul missed half the year after a July 4 fireworks accident that required surgery to amputate part of his hand.
Linebacker Jon Beason has been limited to nine games over the past two season and tight end Daniel Fells played just two games last season as he battled MRSA.
The Giants were also decimated at safety in 2015. Before Week 1, they lost four safeties -- Nat Berhe, Mykkele Thompson, Justin Currie and Bennett Jackson -- to season-ending injuries.
The Giants were the most injured team in the NFL for the third consecutive season. And, for those who think that injuries aren't an excuse, how else do you explain 7-9, 6-10 and 6-10 the past three years? The Giants were stripped of their stars, their captains and their depth in a league where very little separates the good teams from the bad. Health goes a long way in those regards. Imagine the Denver Broncos without Von Miller, Emmanuel Sanders and Malik Jackson, among others? Would they have won the Super Bowl? No.