Oct 11, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;
New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell (84) catches the game winning touchdown in front of San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
2. Larry Donnell
Donnell gets the second game ball not because he had a great game but because he had a great moment that saved the game for the Giants. Donnell had six receptions for just 35 yards and a touchdown, the stat line wasn’t a thing of beauty but his touchdown was.
Donnell used his big 6’6″ frame to make a big play in the end zone. Donnell is a guy the Giants are hoping can make plays like this more consistently. There is no questioning his ability but there is a lack of consistency with Donnell. When he makes a play like that to win the game, you have to be thrilled.
Donnell wasn’t heroic for most of the game but for a team that struggles to finish, he stepped up when it mattered most. For that he gets a game ball.
Next: Odell Beckham Jr.