By SI Wire
December 30, 2014

New York Giants co-owner John Mara is none too pleased about the way the team's 2014 campaign played out, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.

The Giants entered the season with playoff expectations, but a seven-game losing streak in the heart of their schedule dashed any postseason hopes. Mara said Tuesday that he is "sick," "disappointed" and embarrassed by the 6-10 record New York finished with.

After winning three straight games, the Giants lost their season finale to the Philadelphia Eagles 34-26 on Sunday.

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On Monday, the team announced it was retaining head coach Tom Coughlin and general manager Jerry Reese.

Among the Giants' highlights this season was rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. After missing the first four games of the season, Beckham burst onto the scene in the final 12 games, catching 91 passes for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns among several highlight-reel receptions.

When asked about the performance of the rookie phenom, Mara admitted he was impressed.

Although Coughlin and Reese will return in 2015, pressure will persist in New York for a return to the postseason, which the Giants haven't made since 2011, when they won Super Bowl XLVI.

Jack Jorgensen

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