NY Giants: Evaluating their First Half Struggles
The NY Giants can’t win games with such bad starts and poor first half performances. It must be fixed immediately or the team won’t have a shot to win Sunday.
The NY Giants need to get off to a much better first half start in Week 17.
If the NY Giants want to end their four-year playoff drought, the team has to get off to a fast start this Sunday.
Nine points over the last three first halves is inexcusable for a Pop Warner team, let alone an NFL team that’s pushing for a division championship. The team is completely lost on offense right now.
Looking at the first drive of the Giants’ last three games and they have set the tempos for the rest of the game three weeks in a row. It has been a combination of missed opportunities, poor execution, bad playcalling, that has all led to a lack of touchdowns.
There are many reasons to point to the Giants’ ineptitude in the first half three consecutive weeks. The score at halftime of the last three Giants’ games read as: 13-0 Cardinals, 13-3 Browns, and 20-3 Ravens. Getting three or fewer points at half is a piss-poor stat and that’s inexcusably happened three games in a row.
The NY Giants have been playing themselves out of contention before the second-half even starts.
Right now, expecting the team to come back from even a 10 or 14 point deficit seems nearly impossible. Even at 1-7 and 0-5, the team was competitive in every one of those games and had some life in the first half.
The NY Giants must get off to a fast start this week in Dallas. The ‘Boys have too much firepower on offense to expect NY to compete in a shootout.