3 vital lessons we learned from the NY Giants Week 2 thriller vs. Arizona

The Giants still have a lot to improve on despite the heart-stopping win over the Cardinals

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1. The slow starts have to come to an end for the Giants

Perhaps the biggest thing for the Giants to focus on after Week 1 and Week 2 are the slow starts. After getting demolished by the Cowboys 40-0 to open the new season, the Giants were shut down in the first half with the Cardinals, failing to put a single point on the board once again. Through the first six quarters of '23, NY was outscored 60-0. That's awful and it's on the coaches to fix that.

With the Giants down 20-0 to Arizona, people were hitting the panic button all over the country. Thankfully, whatever Daboll told the team at halftime worked and the Giants were able to outscore the Cardinals 31-8 in the final 30 minutes of action. This may have worked against the Cardinals, but miserable play in the first half can't happen moving forward, especially with the teams NY will be facing in the coming weeks.

This Thursday night, the Giants take on the 49ers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Then, they'll face the Seahawks, Dolphins and Bills. These are all postseason teams who make teams pay for being sluggish. The Giants will also be without Saquon Barkley for the next three weeks too with his sprained ankle.

The pressure will be on Daniel Jones to have this team operating at a high level without No. 26 by his side. It goes without saying, but Danny Dimes must have the offense ready to operate at a high level from the opening whistle.