My apologies if something similar has already been posted Unlike the "blueprint" so many people speak of in regards to beating the Patriots - which is actully just a "blueprint" on how to lose to the Pats by 3 points - there might be some common threads to take away from the Giants Six regular season losses. Others feel free to analyze and add to this... I'm not taking a real in depth look here but I'm seeing a lot of 2nd half adjustments where good offensive teams were able to pull away. My first gut reaction is to focus less on our defense as the difference maker... I think the Giants have the WR matchups to score some points on us - but on our offensive adjustments that will allow us to score enough points to pull away over the course of the game Here's the recaps of the Giants Six regular season: Week 1 - Loss to the Cowboys... 1 point game at halftime... Cowboys with big catches from TO pull away: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=270909006 Week 2 - Loss to Green Bay... another close game through 3 quarters... then the Giants Defense gives up big 4th quarter points: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=270916019 The Giants then put together a string of 6 victories against NFL Juggernauts like the Dolphins, Jets, Falcons, 49ers, Eagles and Redskins... then, following the bye week with two weeks to prepare they faced... Week 10 - Loss to the Cowboys...once again, tied at halftime... with the Cowboys riding their big WR to pull away in the 2nd half: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=271111019 Week 12 - Blowout loss to the Vikings 41-17 (and it wasn't as close as the score makes it look)... 4 INTs for Manning - 3 returned for TDs... just a bad game for Manning? Or is the Vikings "disguising of their pressure packages" mixing zone and man blitz do the trick?: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=271125019 Week 15 - Loss to the Redskins 22-10, again not as close as the score indicates.... but in very windy conditions, the thing I take away from this game is that if one eliminates Burress as a factor, the Giants have a very tough time: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=271216019 And of course Week 16.... I'll let you draw your own conclusions... vanilla offense? A rope a dope not to give away playoff insights? 2nd half adjustments are once again. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=271229019 Interested in the thoughts of others.... but it seems to me that all the better opponents of the Giants are able to make significant 2nd half adjustments to secure a win... whereas the Giants themselves don't seem to be able to adjust to those adjustments.