Giants need to get act together after dismal start

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 06, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11: Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants looks on against the Oakland Raiders during their game on October 11, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Raiders 44-7. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Super Bowl champion New York Giants aren't dealing with a loss of confidence after getting drubbed by the Dallas Cowboys in the kickoff to the NFL season, just a newfound sense of urgency. For the most part, the mistakes the Giants made in the 24-17 loss Wednesday night were correctable. What concerned Tom Coughlin was his players' approach. They didn't practice well on two of the three days leading up to the game, and there was something missing in their performance against their division rival. Instead of building off the 6-0 run that led them to their second title in five seasons, they reverted to the inconsistency that marked large portions of last season - the one thing Coughlin wanted to avoid. ---(equals) Online: http://bigstory.ap.org/NFL-Pro32 and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL
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