Collapse evidence of how far Giants are from competing in NFC East

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They’re in the midst of a rebuilding process, and wins the previous two weeks over the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers shouldn’t mask that.

The Giants’ offense is playing slightly better, and there were more signs of progress — mostly during the first half — in a 25-22 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. But while blowing a 16-point lead, there were more than a few hints as to why the Giants remain in the running for the No. 1 overall pick rather than a playoff berth. They need to upgrade their roster, top to bottom, to get better as a team.nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap

Right now, the Giants (3-8) are simply not good enough to compete for a playoff spot, even in a down NFC East. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. set the goal at 1-7 to win the final eight games of the season. It was more dream than achievable reality.

The Giants were in position for a 44-yard field goal and maybe shorter, had Manning checked down to an open Saquon Barkley. Those are the kind of mistakes that bad teams make.9

Failing to score left the door open for the Eagles. In the second half, the Giants offensive line had its problems and the offense stumbled. They made costly mistakes such as wasting a timeout on third-and-18 in the third quarter and taking a delay of game on a third-down play in the fourth. No wonder the Eagles outscored the Giants 14-3 in the second half.nfl nike jerseys for cheap

“They just made better adjustments than we did. Ran better plays,” Beckham said. “They made the plays.”

The Giants remained winless in the division. They have lost all four games to the Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins this season. That will need to change if they expect to compete any time in the near future.

That would be just a start. The Giants should’ve done more damage Sunday against an Eagles defense that was down to practice squad and street free-agent defensive backs. Cre’Von LeBlanc was guarding Beckham. LeBlanc was claimed off waivers earlier this month.

“Coming in, knowing that they’ve struggled in the secondary, personally, I would’ve loved to attack [their secondary],” Beckham said. “But it wasn’t in our game plan.”

Especially not in the second half when the Giants threw 12 times and netted 61 yards passing.

The Giants defense also looked overmatched in the second half. They allowed the Eagles to march down the field at will. Their final scoring drive went 10 plays and 50 yards before being capped by a Jake Elliott 43-yard field goal with 22 seconds remaining. Philadelphia even converted a key fourth-and-1 with just over two minutes remaining when Carson Wentz hit a wide-open Nelson Agholor in the middle of the field for a crushing first down.