"You can't win turning the ball over, that's the bottom line," Coughlin said. "The total disregard for the ball. The carelessness. The lack of understanding that that's how you lose.
"You're not going to win anything with minus five in turnovers."
Many of the questions Coughlin faced were about running back David Wilson, who was benched after two fumbles.
"All we talked about all week long was they're coming to strip the ball," Coughlin said. "Not gonna play unless they can hang onto the ball. It's demoralizing to the whole team. He's a talented young man. We'll get him right. We need him."
Coughlin did say he felt good about how hard the Giants competed, fighting back from27-10 down to have a chance to win the game when they had the ball trailing 30-24 in the final three minutes.
"They play hard, they believe in each other, they fight for each other, there's no finger-pointing," Coughlin said. "It's a good team. We have good leadership."
"I'm taking responsibility. I lose those games. That was sloppy. Should have never happened, but it did."