EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) There was a sense of frustration in Tom Coughlin's voice speaking about the New York Giants' third straight loss.
The 68-year-old coach had asked his team to step up with the season approaching crisis level, and it didn't. The offense had another no-show effort until the game was out of reach. The defense played well for a half, before being riddled by Andrew Luck in a 40-24 loss on Monday night.
The great effort that was needed to beat a very good team never emerged. The Giants (3-5) are reeling again and the prospects for rebounding are not promising with them heading to Seattle for a game in hostile confines against the Super Bowl champion Seahawks (5-3).
A third straight season out of the playoffs is a distinct possibility.
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