Eagles vs. Giants NFL Week 12 spread, odds: Jason Garrett out as New York offensive coordinator; Coach Joe Judge now favored to be fired after season

The Giants fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett today.
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The New York Giants were an offensive embarrassment in Monday night's 30-10 loss at the Tampa Bay Bucs. New York had only 215 total yards and turned it over three times, including a bafflingly stupid interception by Daniel Jones, who is known for bafflingly stupid interceptions. There is going to be a major housecleaning with Big Blue this offseason including most likely Coach Joe Judge, who decided to fire offensive coordinator Jason Garrett on Tuesday even though it's a short week ahead of Week 12 vs. the Eagles. SportsLine offers odds on Judge's future with the team. 

The 215 yards, 15 first downs and 24:21 time of possession were all season lows for the Giants on Monday, and what makes that more egregious is the team was coming off a bye and had a few key offensive players back from injury like running back Saquon Barkley and left tackle Andrew Thomas, who scored New York's only TD.  It was the first touchdown reception by a Giants offensive lineman since the 1970 merger.

Only one of the Giants' 54 offensive plays gained more than 16 yards. The Giants advanced into Tampa Bay territory once in their final seven possessions and not at all in the second half.

Afterward, Judge hinted that a major change was coming and he obviously wasn't going to fire himself. Since Garrett took over as OC at the start of the 2020 season, the Giants have averaged 17.2 points per game, 30th in the NFL (ahead of the Jets and Jaguars). The Giants scored at least 30 points once under Garrett – a 37-34 loss last year in Dallas. They are the only team not to score at least 30 this year.

No player on the 2021 Giants has scored more than two rushing TDs or has more than two receiving TDs (Evan Engram the one with two TD catches). The expected OC for the rest of the season will be offensive analyst Freddie Kitchens, the former Browns head coach who called plays once last season when Garrett missed a game with COVID-19. New York lost that 20-6 to Cleveland.

New York hosts Philadelphia on Sunday, and reading how the Philadelphia sites are reacting to this news the various writers actually think it's bad for the Eagles because New York's offense was so predictable under Garrett and likely won't be under Kitchens. Plus, Philly obviously will have to dig up tape of Kitchens' time at Cleveland. The Eagles are 3.5-point favorites.

Via SportsLine oddsmakers: Will Joe Judge be the Giants' head coach Week 1 of the 2022 season?

  • No -200
  • Yes +150

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