1. K Graham Gano
No injury is haunting the Giants more than Graham Gano. Gano has a knee injury that Giants beat reporter Art Stapleton reported will require offseason surgery. As of now, the injury isn't severe enough to require him to sit out, but it is clearly affecting his performance.
With New York up 10-7 against the Jets, Gano missed a 35-yard field goal with under 30 seconds left that could have put the Giants up six and essentially ended the game. We all know how it ended. Gano is usually automatic from 50 plus; that's what makes him missing chip shots all the more shocking.
Brian Daboll has gone from Brandon Staley-level aggressiveness to Joe Judge-level aggressiveness in the span of a season, which makes Gano all the more important. Daboll has no faith in his offense, which means he puts Gano on the field on 4th-and-one. Gano missed two field goals on 4th-and-1 Sunday and missed one the week prior.
There are plenty of excuses for Gano's rough game Sunday, including his knee injury and the awful conditions. Both of those factors make Daboll's decision-making all the more questionable. If Gano is hurt, New York must get a new kicker ASAP. Wins are becoming losses because of missed kicks.