This was a start to the season the New York Giants didn't see coming. After turning the ball over six times in their season opener against the Dallas Cowboys, the Giants started the season off with a loss 36-31 to the Dallas Cowboys. A game that featured very inconsistent offense, and poor special teams play, the Giants will have a lot to work on for their home opener this Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
Even though the Giants' offense was very inconsistent during the game, they still showed they can move the football through the air and score touchdowns. Despite his three interceptions, Eli Manning was still dominate through the air, throwing four touchdown passes and threw for 450 yards
Victor Cruz showed no signs of being slowed down by his heel injury. Cruz caught three touchdown passes and looked to be in sync with Manning throughout the game. Hakeem Nicks looks like he is finally healthy; tallying five receptions for 114 receiving yards and Nicks looks like himself again and will be a big factor for the Giants for the rest of the 2013 season.
The Big Blue defense looked great against the high-powered Dallas offense. Only giving up 244 yards through the air and 87 yards on the ground, the Giants' defense held up big to keep the G-men in the game. Having to deal with drives starting in their own territory, the Giants' defense played well and showed that they can be counted on this season. The secondary played great and does not look to be the Giants Achilles heel this season.
There were a lot of areas the Giants need to work on. For starters six turnovers. Turning the ball over six times in a game, prevented them from earning the win.
David Wilson is a great athlete and is a big play threat, but he can not be your No. 1 running back right now. He cannot hang on to the football, having two fumbles in the game and is a liability in pass blocking. The Giants recently brought in Brandon Jacobs because let's be honest, Da'Rel Scott is not a reliable option and he showed why at the end of the game.
The defensive line did play well, but not up to the standards they need to play to help the Giants win. The D-Line was great against the run and getting hits of Tony Romo, but only had two sacks in the game. There were many time swhen Romo dropped back to pass, where he had all day to throw, and there was no pressure put on him by New York's front.
There wasn't much special about the Big Blue's special teams unit in the game. A turnover of a punt after the defense got a huge stop, a personal foul penalty and a big holding call that took back a nice return by Rueben Randle, the Giants need to work on their special teams play this week during practice