Giants back in the playoff hunt
With a huge win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants are back in the hunt to win the NFC East and make the playoffs. Here are my takeaways from the game:
Giants’ confidence building
Despite a 3-7 record, the Giants have been growing more confident week by week with strong showings against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles despite losses to both teams and then now with two straight wins. One against the Eagles today and the other last week against the Washington Football Team.
Wayne Gallman helping the Giants forget about Saquon Barkley
I’m not saying Gallman is better than Barkley, but he’s been playing so well that their offense is still able to function this season.
Not having Barkley might be helping the Giants because they’re unable to rely on their best player to bail them out. They’ve had to come together as a team and rely on each other more.
Patrick Graham’s magic continues
Giants’ defensive coordinator Patrick Graham did a great job of shutting down the Eagles in the first half. But Philly came roaring back in the second half with two quick touchdowns. He made the necessary adjustments and they were able to close things out against the first place Eagles.
Daniel Jones flawless
For a second straight game Jones didn’t turn the football over. He did his job and made some huge throws down the field as well as some big runs to beat the Eagles for the first time since 2016.
Jones finished with 244 yards passing on 21- of 28 passing. He also had nine carries for 64 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Joe Judge has been great
This tweet by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen says it all.
Giants aren’t the most talented team, but they’re very well coached and are getting better every week.