For most teams, a 9-7 season would not be a source of disappointment. For the New York Giants, however, a nine-win campaign and a failure to make the playoffs leaves the organization wondering what it could have done differently to change the outcome.
With the core of talent still largely in place from the franchise's Super Bowl victory of a year ago, the window of success is far from closed for this squad. New challenges within the division, though, will force the Giants to adapt to remain competitive.
The one sure thing is, change is coming to the team. Some of the changes, including player departures, seem inevitable; some of the changes will be tweaks made by management to try to return the team to the postseason and mount another championship run.
We've narrowed it down to these seven questions the New York Giants must answer this offseason.