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Can the Giants Get Back to Contending

nfl-logoThe 2013 NFL season for the New York Giants was certainly one to forget. After a dreadful start to the regular season, they got a little bit better towards the end. However, the hole they put themselves in was too much for any NFL team to handle. They must get off to a better start then 0-6 if they want any chance in 2014. So can they pull off a strong turnaround?

People in fantasy football are optimistic that having a new offensive coordinator and an improved offensive line will be enough for them to score on a more consistent basis. Eli Manning is coming off one of his worst seasons of his career, but he now has a new an exciting receiving target to throw to in Odell Beckham. Not only that, but there are a pair of running backs who he can count on to spread the field a little bit in Andre Williams and Rashad Jennings.

Manning certainly has not shown that he has turned things around in the preseason. He was only able to find the end zone one time in 19 drives, and that is concerning. He is starting to get up there in age and little bit, but people thought that he would age gracefully like his brother Peyton out in Denver.

In order for New York to contend in the NFC East, they need to find some wins early in the year. However, the schedule is not looking all that great for them. They opened the season up against Detroit, a team that will definitely test the offensive line for the Giants right away. After that, they must turn around and go up against another tough defense in the Arizona Cardinals. Houston and Washington round out the schedule in September, and the Giants must find a way to at least go 2-2 during the 1st part of the year.

New York might see improvement in their record, but contending is another story. The preseason has not been nearly convincing enough to buy into the franchise in 2014.

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