The NY Giants secured their second win this afternoon defeating the Washington Football Team 23-20. The team jumped out to an early lead and never lost it.
The NY Giants traveled to Washington D.C. to take on division rival Washington Football Team, and got back on the train with a 23-20 win.
The Giants were able to put that drama of Golden Tate being told not to make the trip to the side and took a commanding lead early in the game. Once they grabbed the lead, the Giants never looked back. Both of the Giants’ wins have come against Washington this season.
1. For once, turnovers work out in the Giants favor.
Early in the game, the Giants were able to capitalize on two Washington turnovers. New York jumped out to an early ten-point lead in the first quarter. Washington is tied for first in the league for most turnovers in the first quarter this season. They finished the half with three turnovers. Washington finished the game with five turnovers including two costly Alex Smith interceptions late in the fourth quarter.
2. Graham Gano has been automatic.
Kickers almost never get the glory. However, Graham Gano has been one of the most solid players all season. Gano has only one missed field goal attempt and is perfect on extra-point attempts. He connected on all three field-goal attempts today. Over the summer New York released Aldrick Rosas after he was arrested for an alleged hit-and-run in California. Rosas was a Pro Bowler in his first season in 2018 but fell from grace in 2019. He completed just 70 percent of field goal attempts in 2019.
3. Alfred Morris has big game against his former team.
Alfred Morris is no stranger to the New York-Washington rivalry. Morris spent his first four seasons in Washington D.C. He had taken some time away from football but decided to come back when the Giants called. With Saquon Barkley and Devonta Freeman sidelined due to injury, Morris played a larger role in the offense. He finished the game with nine carries for 67 yards. Overall, the Giants had a good day carrying the ball.
4. Giants’ offense had a positive outing.
This week against Washington, the Giants, specifically Daniel Jones, really paid attention to ball security. Jones had time in the pocket and he looked like a better quarterback. They played a clean game with no turnovers which is something they have to build off of. More importantly, they displayed a balanced attack with the offensive line continuing to impress.