4 NY Giants players who must bounce back against the Cardinals

The pressure is on for these G-Men players to look sharp on Sunday

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2. K Graham Gano

After putting the pen to paper on a three-year extension, Gano was looking to prove to the Giants why he was worthy of his new deal. And after having a great 2022 season for New York only missing three attempts all campaign long, Gano did not get off to the start he wanted to in the Giants season opener. This was surprising to see.

His rough night started with a shocker, as Gano's first field goal attempt of 45 yards was blocked and taken back 58 yards for a Dallas touchdown. And in desperate need of some points on the scoreboard down 26-0 approaching halftime, Gano missed another field goal - this one from 36 yards out. That miss proved that nothing was going right for NY at MetLife.

Weather can be blamed for that kick, but Gano has been very reliable for the Giants since he arrived in 2020 and even though Gano is not totally responsible for the Giants loss against the Cowboys, these are kicks he has to make. We can only hope that this was just some Week 1 jitters for Gano and he can turn things around this weekend and beyond.