New York Giants falling hard

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Allen Bailey...

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Allen Bailey as the club's woes continue. (REUTERS)

BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:03 AM ET

The New York Giants showed grit Sunday. They also showed why they are now winless in 2013.

The Chiefs hung in for three quarters but too many mistakes, shoddy special team work, and a key challenge by Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid turned the tide.

Kansas City ran up 21 points in the final 17 minutes, sparked by Dexter McCluster’s 89-yard punt return for a TD, to beat the Giants 31-7.

New York has now been outscored 69-7 the past two weeks and the long knives are out for head coach Tom Coughlin as the Giants fall to 0-4 for the first time since 1987.

The social media has not been kind to Coughlin the past couple of weeks, suggesting he is a has-been living on the fringes of football senility. That, for a man who has taken this team to two ring celebrations, is a bit harsh.

But Sunday was further evidence that this N.Y. team simply can’t compete. The Chiefs hurried and worried quarterback Eli Manning to a point where his frustrations were obvious. New York


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