5 worst-case scenarios for the NY Giants in 2023

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1. The Giants fall short in close games

Winning close games was a specialty for the Giants last season. As a matter of fact, they went 8-4 in games decided by less than a TD. That's right, all but one of their victories was decided by touchdown or less.

In previous years, fans were far too used to seeing the G-Men fall short in close games. During their long playoff drought, the Giants couldn't find ways to win games late. It was incredibly frustrating for the fanbase to watch each week. That changed in 2022, but will that continue to be the case for this team moving forward?

This team cannot rely on missed field goals, late-game turnovers and fourth quarter comebacks - instead, the Giants need to learn how to close out games and hold onto leads and not let them slip away. Outside of the win against the Colts late in the year, the Giants didn't post any dominant victories. Each win felt like a nail-biter.

Looking ahead to this fall, NY must avoid slow starts and keep the pedal to the metal. If they don't, then it could make the difference in Daboll's men making the playoffs.

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