Daniel Jones comes of age in NY Giants’ most impressive win in ages vs. Saints
The NY Giants finally get over the hump and picked up the elusive W, as Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley lead the way over the New Orleans Saints
Finally. The NY Giants have won a game.
New York competed, fought hard and never gave up versus the New Orleans Saints in the Caesars Superdome.
In the Saints’ first game back home in the wake of Hurricane Ida, New Orleans drudged their way to an ugly game. They fed off the fans’ ear-piercing cries as fans of the ‘NOLA’ were back in person for the first time since 2019. It wasn’t enough.
The Giants again made too many mistakes and shot themselves in the foot. They couldn’t capitalize on turnovers but, they overcame these issues and found a path to victory.
Still, even after Sunday’s win, New York remains alone at the bottom of the NFC East standings at 1-3 yet they can take a sigh of relief. They won a hard-fought game they didn’t necessarily deserve to win. That’s the beauty of the NFL.
There is much to take away from this game, here are four key takeaways
The NY Giants’ Defense is Not Stepping Up Enough in Big Spots
The NY Giants’ defense was supposedly the strength of this team.
They have done a solid job keeping teams from going on scoring sprees, but they’ve failed in too many big spots that have let the entire team down.
The most concerning part of this game with regards to the defense may be its inability to get a stop in the 2-minute drill which has defined every game the Giants have played (and lost) this season. The group again let up a costly 2-minute drill TD drive in the first half as the Saints marched to the endzone.
It’s become a concerning development if the Giants want to continue to win.