Why the Giantsí season is over

9/30/13 in NFL   |   patrickhoffman3530   |   122 respect

Sep 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Allen Bailey (97) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY SportsYesterday, we wrote how one victory could change everything for the New York Football Giants.

Unfortunately for the Giants and their fans, they experienced something much different. With a 31-7 loss to the now 4-0 Kansas City Chiefs, the Giants find themselves at 0-4 and going nowhere fast.

While there is still many games left to play in the season, with no wins in their first four games, the Giants’ season is all but over. Here is why we have a glass half empty kind of view on the Giants:

Coughlin's Message Not Being Heard
One would think that at 0-3 against an undefeated football club, the Giants would come out and play some inspired football this afternoon.

That never happened. The team was sloppy on both sides of the ball, committed costly turnovers, and allowed Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith to throw three touchdowns.

For whatever reason, Giants’ head coach Tom Coughlin’s message is not being heard. The team looks defeated every time something bad happens and when they are able to get the football, they either give it up to the Chiefs or are not able to do anything effective with it.

Manning Struggling
It is clear that Giants’ franchise quarterback Eli Manning is having a lot of trouble this season.

In this afternoon’s loss to the Chiefs, Manning was 18/37, threw an interception, and was sacked three times for a loss of 17 yards. It also hurt that Manning fumbled the football twice and lost it both times.

The loss should not be pinned on Manning but one has to wonder when the real Eli is going to show up this season.

Where is the tight defense?
When a team allows close to 400 total yards, chances are that said team more than likely lost the game.

The Giants allowed 390 yards in their loss to the Chiefs. The defense was picked apart by the likes of Smith, Jamal Charles, and Dexter McCluster throughout the afternoon and hurt them on the scoreboard.

In four games, the Giants have now allowed 146 points this season. Numbers like that will not help any team win football games.

No Answers
Simply put, the Giants have had no positive answers this season.

With the exception of their week one 36-31 loss to the Dallas Cowboys and part of their week two game against the Denver Broncos, the Giants have really not been competitive in any of the games they have played this season. In fact, they have been outscored 146-61.

There might still be a lot of time left in the season but at 0-4, time is going to run out fast on these Giants. 
Notify me by email about comments that follow mine. Preview

9/30/13   |   Scott   |   53016 respect

I don't see any team running away with the NFC East.  Despite being 0-4, the Giants are very much in a division that is down so far this season