4 NY Giants who blew it in loss to Saints that killed postseason hopes

The season is basically over for the Giants following Sunday's loss

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2. OG Justin Pugh

Don't get me wrong, Justin Pugh wasn't the only player on the Giants offensive line to play poorly. However, he stood out and not in a good way at all. We understand that Pugh is coming off an ACL injury and was signed in Week 6, but his poor play is inexcusable at this point.

The options behind him aren't much better, but they'd be an improvement nonetheless. We're surprised the Giants have let him start for so long because, in all honesty,Pugh has been pretty damn bad. Through eight games, he's allowed 23 pressures and five sacks and hasn't been much better in the run game either.

Against the Saints, Pugh was, at the very least, responsible for two of the seven sacks allowed by the Giants. It will be interesting to see how many sacks and pressures PFF allocates to Pugh, but based on film, it's going to be a lot.

One way or another, the Giants have to address both guard spots next season. They have their left tackle and center locked up, but the lack of competent guards has dragged the offense down a ton in recent seasons and a solution must be found sooner than later.