There were a lot of things wrong with the Giants in 2013 and any discussion of those flaws has to include the play of quarterback Eli Manning and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.

Manning threw 27 interceptions and Pierre-Paul was a shell of his explosive self after offseason back surgery, leaving the Giants without the performance they expected from two of the best players on their roster. The Giants changed a lot of things this offseason, but General Manager Jerry Reese doesn’t think the key players for the team’s chances of breaking a two-year run out of the playoffs have changed.

“There are two guys on our team that have to play really well and it’s Eli Manning and Jason Pierre-Paul,” Reese said, via Don Banks of “If those guys play well, I think we’ve got a chance to be really good.”