Midseason Report: New York Giants

November, 6, 2013
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If you're the sort of New York Giants fan who likes to think only positive thoughts about the team and believe things are better than they seem to be ... well, you may want to read this post sitting down. The Giants went 2-6 in the first half of their season, losing the first six and then winning the last two against Vikings and Eagles teams that were effectively playing without quarterbacks. It has been grim, to say the least.

What's worse is that there hasn't been just one problem to which the Giants can point. Their failure is systemwide -- offense, defense and special teams -- with nearly every position group contributing in a significant way to the disappointing start. They have been outscored by an average of 10.25 points per game -- a higher figure than any team in the league but the historically dreadful Jaguars.

So as we go through, position by position, and assign grades based on 2013 performance to date, the best thing you can say is that there's plenty of room for improvement. For pretty much everybody.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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