Tom Coughlin unsure why New York Giants are struggling in 'red zone'

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin on the sidelines during his team's pre-season match against Indianapolis Colts on August 18, 2013
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Tom Coughlin says that he 'doesn't know why' the New York Giants are unsuccessful at turning plays into touchdowns once they reach the opposition 20.

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin has admitted that he doesn't know why his team are failing to convert chances when they get into their opponents' 'red zone'.

The Giants have scored touchdowns on just 46.4% of their trips into opposing 20-yard lines, which looks like being a major factor as to why they will not make the playoffs this season.

On Friday, Coughlin was reminded of this statistic by reporters.

"Thank you for that observation. I hadn't thought about looking at the tape in that area," Coughlin responded sarcastically.

"I'd like to know why. You look at it, you have a minimum amount of snaps. You have a lot of people poured into the same area. You don't get started on first down right away with a play that's not successful, you're behind the 8-ball right now. That's kind of what has happened."

Coughlin's men are 4-7 in the NFC East, sitting behind both the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles.

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin on the sidelines during his team's pre-season match against Indianapolis Colts on August 18, 2013
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