Originally posted on Giants Football Blog  |  Last updated 11/17/11

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 08: Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants watches from the sideline during NFL action against the San Diego Chargers at Giants Stadium on November 8, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Under Tom Coughlin, the Giants have been world beaters during September and October and egg beaters in November and December.  Since Coughlin took over as head coach of the Giants in 2004, the team has run up a  47-17 record in the first half of seasons. The second halves? Well, they are 24-33 in those games. Not very promising considering they have a hellish schedule ahead of them and they are already 0-1 after the bend. Some of our valued readers (most notably Jerry from Manhattan and KJ from Westchester) are asking….With all the tough games coming up, how can the Giants avoid another late-season collapse? Dan Stack: It’s all about cohesiveness now….Aside from staying healthy, sotmehing beyond their control, the Giants have to play with a chip on their shoulder and take this stretch personally. This is no time for complacency. They have to stay full throttle and never let their foot off the gas. It’s about learning from the past and digging deep down and finding what worked in th...
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