On Sunday, the New York Giants hosted the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife stadium. The Vikings defense was bound to be a problem for the Giants, and this would prove to be the truth as the Vikings picked apart the Giants on their home turf.
But it wasn’t just the defense that gave New York fits, the Giants’ inability to stop the Vikings offense proved problematic as well.
Here are four thing we learned in Week 5:
In just five weeks, the Giants have already had a tumultuous season. They switched quarterbacks, they lost their star running back and the linebackers have suffered injuries. Yet, through it all, they have held it together and continued to fight. The problem is that they don’t have the talent to overcome the losses they’ve suffered.
Sure, they have talented players at various positions, but as a whole, the team lacks talent. You can be as tough as you want and battle through anything, but at the end of the day, if you lack talent, you aren’t going to win.
This falls squarely on the shoulders of the previous management in their ability to not only attract talent, but to draft it. Dave Gettleman is working to change that, but it’s clear the team is still very thin.