New York Giants: 5 Things That Could Go Wrong In 2015

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Nov 23, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) scores a touchdown during the second half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

1. A Slow Start:

It is imperative that the Giants get off to a strong start. The Giants lost their first two games in 2014 and their first six contests in 2013. In both seasons the Giants found their stride when it was too late to save their playoff hopes. In 2013 they went on to a 7-9 record despite losing their first six. In 2014 the Giants won three of their last four games but it was after a season murdering seven game losing streak. The Giants have to start 2014 in the win column. Recent history suggests that if the Giants struggle in the beginning of the season, it will take them too long to figure it out.

The 2015 season starts in the road against the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants were swept by the Cowboys the past two seasons, and in every game except one the Cowboys scored over 30 points. The Giants have a great opportunity in this game. The Giants can prove to the world that they mean business. But the Giants have had their struggles against the Cowboys. If the Giants fall in week one, another slow start could be on the way.

The Giants beginning of the season looks promising after the Cowboys game. The Giants square off against the Falcons in week two and then host the Redskins on Thursday Night Football. In both of these games the matchups favor the Giants. The Falcons and Redskins will struggle to protect their respective quarterbacks and neither team can stop the Giants passing attack. Yet it wouldn’t be unheard of for the Giants to lose a shoot out to the Falcons. If the Giants do indeed repeat the most recent history and lose to the Cowboys, an 0-2 start is very possible.

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