NFL 25 Dream Teams that ended up being failures: 10. 2013 New York Giants
Going right back to the Giants, who have made it a habit of either giving their fans total elation or utter disappointment this century. This time, the Giants were coming off another moment of elation, winning the Super Bowl in the 2011 season. They were a disappointment in the 2012 season, but the NFC East was a mess coming into the 2013 season. This was the Giants chance to bounce back.
Like the 1987 Giants, it all started with a pretty devastating losing streak. The Giants came in the season with expectations, but they ended up losing the first six games of the season. It was over before it even started.
The Giants clearly didn’t do enough in the offseason. They came off a Super Bowl win with a 9-7 season. Then, they signed nobody. This was still considered a major contender who just didn’t live up to the hype. They were largely considered to be the team to win the NFC East, with the Cowboys, Washington, and the Eagles all dealing with major changes in the offseason. The Giants biggest loss was Ahmad Bradshaw.
That loss ended up being crucial to the fall of the Giants. They thought David Wilson could replace Bradshaw easily. He ended the season as the Giants fourth-leading rusher. Andre Brown was the leading rusher, and he failed to break 500 yards on the season. Eli Manning threw nine more interceptions than touchdowns, and the defense was bad. The stars fell flat, Tom Coughlin couldn’t push the right buttons as he did in seasons past, and a big run towards the end of the season was too little too late.