It was the most points NY had allowed at home since 1964, and its 1-7 start to the season is its worst since starting 1-8 in 1980. While head coach Ben McAdoo said at the time that all three were excused for personal reasons, he later explained that he and his staff hadn't heard from Jenkins before the no-show.
The Giants announced on Tuesday that shutdown corner Janoris Jenkins has been reinstated following his indefinite suspension. But still, given how poorly this season has gone, it wouldn't be shocking to see NY move on to a new coach in this offseason.
Jenkins was the second cornerback suspended by McAdoo in a three-week period, following Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's one-week banishment after four violations of team rules, most notably walking out of the team facility on a workday. He sat out Sunday's blowout loss to the Rams as punishment. They allowed five pass plays of over 30 yards, and their secondary looked lost and out of sync.
In an attempt to salvage their disastrous season, the Giants also reacquired linebacker Deontae Skinner after he was re-signed and waived by NY earlier this year.
He has 24 tackles, six passes defended, an interception and forced fumble this season.
The Giants (1-7) are scheduled to visit the winless 49ers (0-8) at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday.