New York Giants: 5 Lessons From Week 2

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Sep 20, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) reacts after the pass interference call against Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) during second half at MetLife Stadium. The Atlanta Falcons defeated the New York Giants 24-20.

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Here is what we learned from the week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

The Giants don’t stink

This is the last thing fans want to hear right after a 0-2 start, but it’s true. They’ve held their own against a good Dallas team and a Falcons team that’s better than I expected (Dan Quinn–seems like the real deal). The fact is they’ve blown two fourth quarter leads very late in the game against two pretty prolific offenses. Not an excuse–and yes, a loss is a loss–but there’s something to be said about teams that compete. The Giants were blown out in the first two games of 2007 and won the Super Bowl, so this isn’t the end of the world. Yes, it feels like the end of the world… OK–it really feels like the end of the world. But they’re getting Beason back and possibly Victor Cruz soon. I know it may not seem like the time for optimism, but it has to be said, this team does have talent to compete.

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