The NY Giants finally got over the hump and picked up a massive upset win in Seattle. There was much credit to be thrown around, we break it all down here.
The NY Giants picked up a signature win in Seattle, as they upset the Seahawks in Daniel Jones’ absence. New York won the game 17-12, despite being double-digit underdogs. Even ESPN’s entire crew got the pick wrong, every analyst took Seattle!
This game is much credited to the defense’s success and overwhelming the entire Seahawks’ offense. Seattle mustered three first-half points on offense and were shut out on their first drive. The Giants’ front-seven came away with their best pass-rushing performance of the season racking up five sacks and 10 QB hits.
Seemingly everybody ate on defense today as the defense picked up sacks from all three units from the secondary, linebackers, and defensive line. Rookie Tae Crowder racked up his first career sack, Jabaal Sheard chipped in with half a sack, amongst others we’ll get into more in-depth.
It was a huge day for the Giants, as they picked up a season-high 190 yards on the ground. A pair of third-quarter drives buoyed by 60-yard and 23-yard runs by Wayne Gallman led to a 4-yard rushing touchdown followed by a 6-yard receiving touchdown from Alfred Morris (Morris’ first career receiving touchdown in his nine-year NFL career).
Colt McCoy played a solid and steady game as he managed the NY Giants offense to victory. It was his first win since 2014, a major feat by any means especially considering this week’s circumstances. A shoutout is due for #12 for putting together a clean performance and leading his team to victory.
New York will remain in 1st place in the NFC East this week no matter what until next Sunday. They travel back home where they’ll stay for the next two weeks, and it starts Week 14 with Arizona. Before that, let’s look at some key performers in the NY Giants’ thrilling win over Seattle.