Of the last 12 Origin series, NSW have lost 11.
And of these, NSW won five of the opening games - only to go on to lose the series.
Blues coach Brad Fittler joined the Triple M Grill Team to pinpoint where it's all gone wrong in the past, and how he plans to turn it around this year.
"The big thing is losing the back end of games," Freddy said.
"The one thing we spoke about going into the first game was winning the back end of the game regardless of what was happening."