ALBANY — Eighty- five!
It’s the number that lingers as a reminder of how putrid the Giants finished their 8-8 season last year. It’s the total number of points the defense allowed in closing games against the Panthers and the Vikings, embarrassing a franchise and a fan base that never expected such futility.
But there’s another number serving as a motivating factor as the Giants conclude their first week of training camp today at SUNY-Albany — it’s 16. That’s the total number of points Eli Manning and the offense managed to score in those two games.