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Justin Tuck concerned about second-half collapse

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick scrambles past New

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick scrambles past New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck. (Nov. 21, 2010) Credit: AP

The Giants are well-aware of what people are saying about them. They were 6-2 at the midway point and have since lost two in a row.

Here comes the second-half collapse.

"I hope it is in our heads," Justin Tuck said of the team's concern about repeating what has become an annual swoon. "I hope it's fresh in our heads that we can't allow ourselves to do that."

Tuck said that the idea of sliding through December looms so large that he feels the game Monday against the Saints may be the last chance to pull the brake lever on a runaway train.

"You talk about second-half collapses?" Tuck said. "If we go down to the Saints, it could a historical second-half collapse."

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