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Coughlin, Giants looking for fan support on Sunday

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Giants play at home Sunday, and hope for a vocal fan base.

The Giants hope they don't look up in the stands and see this during Sunday's game
The Giants hope they don't look up in the stands and see this during Sunday's game
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Sports fans are fickle. The New York Giants, after going 7-9 last season and starting 0-2 this season, haven't given their fans much to be happy about lately. Thus, it wasn't incredibly surprising when fans began streaming for the MetLife Stadium exits last Sunday as soon as Ted Ginn of the Arizona Cardinals returned a punt 71 yards to give Arizona a 19-14 fourth-quarter lead.

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin noticed.

"I would like, in an ideal world, that they would stay and remain as positive and as upbeat as they possibly can because of the way they affect the young men that are on the field," Coughlin said. "They are fans, they bleed, they live and die.

"I would say that we need them, we need them to be upbeat. I thought they were great yesterday, I thought the noise was terrific, I thought they were into it."

The Giants get another chance to win a football game, and win the fans over, Sunday at MetLife Stadium against the Houston Texans.