New York Giants: 5 Players Who Need To Step Up

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Sep 28, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes offensive linesman Ereck Flowers (74) against the South Florida Bulls during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Miami Hurricanes defeated the South Florida Bulls 49-21. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants need to get big time performances from their key players to finally reach the playoffs. 2011’s Super Bowl run is a distant memory and it is time for the Giants to step up and get the job done. The Giants already face adversity with their left tackle, Will Beatty being injured for 5-6 months. With bad luck starting this early, the key cogs to the machine must put the team on their back.

The Giants know that Eli Manning will be their iron man, their leader and their biggest star. They know that Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. will be unstoppable playmakers. The Giants need to get the other stars to perform. The Giants need to be able to count on other players as well. The Giants need to be better in 2015 and it will take a total team effort.

Here are the 5 players the Giants need to step up their games to a whole new level. Without great performances from these 5 players the Giants will surely struggle to take care of business. The Giants need to know they can count on the defense, the offensive line and the running game if they are going to find their winning ways.

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