This time last year, the New York Giants had just wrapped up a 9-7 regular-season campaign. They were in the middle of an unlikely playoff run that would culminate in their second Super Bowl championship in five years.
This year, the team fell short of reaching the playoffs after posting the same record, hampered by losses in key games late in the season.
What caused the Giants, who once again jumped out to a 6-2 record, to play so miserably down the stretch? Why did a team who had always been characterized as big-game prizefighters come up so small when it mattered the most?
We've highlighted seven key flaws and moments that led to the ultimate disappointment for the New York Giants.