New York Giants: 5 Areas For Improvement

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Oct 11, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) prepares to throw the ball in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

4. Keeping Foot On Gas Pedal

The Giants have had a fourth quarter lead in every game they have played this season, yet the fourth quarter remains all too dramatic for the Giants. In a game where the Giants led and controlled every facet for three quarters, the Giants almost lost to the 49ers. They needed a last minute touchdown to beat the 49ers team that had scraped their way back into the game.

The Giants almost allowed the Washington Redskins to claw their way back into the game in week three when they had a commanding lead. The Giants offense stumbled against the Bills and gave them three straight red zone possessions; thankfully the defense held them scoreless on the first two tries. The Giants gave away the lead and never got it back against the Atlanta Falcons and we can’t forget the heartbreaking touchdown drive allowed in Dallas.

The Giants have to play sixty minutes of good football. It is really that simple. Why should a team deviate from what got them the lead in the first place? The Giants have no killer instinct and they have to change that if they are indeed going to win the NFC East.

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