Found August 06, 2012 on Football Nation:
Today I will be discussing what the Giants have to do this season to defend their crown. The Giants have targets painted on their back after winning there second championship in five years.    Stay Healthy: The Giants last year were plagued by injuries. This year it’s already starting. The Giants have lost starting CB Terrell Thomas with a 3rd ACL tear. For the Giants to repeat they are going to have to stay healthy at key positions.   Run The Ball Effectively: Last year the Giants ranked dead last in rushing yards per game. The Giants only averaged 89 yards per game. This has to change in the 2012-2013 league year. Teams were keying in on Eli Manning all season with no threat of a run game. The Giants drafted David Wilson in the first round to help them in this department. Let’s just hope it works out.   Protect Eli Manning: Last year the offensive line was more patch work then I’d like to see protecting our franchise QB. The Giants let Eli Manning take a vicious beating last yea...
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