Eli Manning was intercepted, Aaron Ross turned a surefire pick into an acrobatic touchdown for Reggie Wayne, and a trove of key starters were injured as the Giants bumbled through a Sunday night bout with the Colts. Praise to the preseason gods that New York's Week 2 loss didn't matter.
The lull of summer is hard for every football fan, but those loyal to Big Blue should feel particularly antsy as their team slowly workshops its identity. And while you can't put much stock in one preseason stinker, Sunday's performance certainly won't cut it come fall, when the Giants will work to return to the playoffs in a crowded NFC.
Wednesday marked New York's final training camp practice, and roster cuts are on their way as the Giants head into their annual rivalry game with the crosstown Jets. Who needs to step it up in the final two weeks, and who has already hurt their stock for 2013? Here are five disappointments of the preseason.