NY Giants hung on to survive a 20-19 victory over the Washington Football Team Sunday, thanks in large part to a huge play from the defense and a big catch from wide receiver Darius Slayton
Turns out for the NY Giants and head coach Joe Judge, the sixth time’s the charm.
Sunday, thanks in large part to a pair of huge defensive plays, Judge picked up his first career victory, hanging on against the Washington Football Team, 20-19 at MetLife Stadium.
It was veteran linebacker Kyler Fackrell, signed by the Giants in free agency who sacked Washington quarterback Kyle Allen and forced a fumble that rookie linebacker Tae Crowder returned for a touchdown to put the Giants ahead for good. Then, defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence came up huge to foil Washington’s two point conversion try moments later that put the game on ice.
Giants defensive lineman Leonard Williams believes the second half of Sunday’s victory could serve as a bit of a springboard.
“I absolutely think that we’re better than what our record shows,” Williams said. “I’ve been on teams where we’ve gone 0-4, 0-5 in the beginning of the season and you can feel guys hanging their heads, you can feel guys giving up on the team and there’s a lot of division on a team with that.
“I think even though we’ve been not winning as much as wanted to in the beginning of the season, we’ve been really tight in these games and guys are having each other’s backs and working hard. People are still coming to work every day expecting to win and I think that shows a lot of the type of guys that we have on this team.”
The Giants have a quick turnaround, with a third consecutive NFC East game looming Thursday in Philadelphia against the Eagles that could be an early defining moment for this team and this season.
But, before looking ahead to Week 7, scroll through for a deep-dive into the studs and duds from Sunday’s win over Washington: