The Giants undoubtedly became weaker after the NFL lockout ended. After a disastrous ending to last season in which the Giants missed the playoffs for the second straight year, they will be looking to break into the postseason against the odds.
General manager Jerry Reese all but guaranteed that the Giants would make the playoffs, before backing off of those statements on a radio interview with Michael Kay. The Giants lost a number of key pieces this offseason, primarily Kevin Boss, Prince Amukamara (injury), Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara and an injured Steve Smith.
Eli Manning now has to put up with his own statement that he is in the same "class" as Tom Brady. Not to mention the Giants have had to put up with the off-the-field hold-out of Osi Umenyiora and his surgery today.
Tom Coughlin is a lame-duck coach this year, and his job depends on the team making the playoffs. Oh and I forgot, the division improved.
So here are the five reasons the Giants won't be playing football in January this season.