3 things learned from NY Giants preseason win over Bengals

Kayvon Thibodeaux, NY Giants. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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The NY Giants wrapped up their second preseason contest of the summer, recording a come-from-behind win against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on Sunday night. That result, which ended with a Davis Webb game-winning touchdown, isn’t the major takeaway from things, though, as everyone is going to be wondering about the health of outside linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux moving forward.

In case you missed it, Thibodeaux, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, suffered a right knee injury following a dirty block from Thaddeus Moss. So, how long will he be out? We take a look at that and more in our piece on three things we learned from the Sunday showdown.

3. NY Giants appear to have avoided the worst-case scenario with Kayvon Thibodeaux

While Giants fans were ready to go into panic mode after seeing Thibodeaux go down with his knee injury, it’s looking like this isn’t as serious as originally expected. According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, the Giants believe that Thibodeaux’s knee injury isn’t serious, which is obviously amazing news.

We can’t state how much of a relief this is. With Thibodeaux down on the turf, clutching his knee, countless people out there feared he had potentially suffered a torn ACL. The fear of him quite possibly being out for the rest of the year was on a lot of minds. Thankfully, it doesn’t appear like that’s going to be the case.

Thibodeaux is entering the 2022 regular season with a ton of hype and high expectations. Fans are hopeful that he’ll be able to record double-digit sacks, which would break the rookie record set by Azeez Ojulari last season. We’ll wait for official word from the Giants to come in soon, but the early word on Thibodeaux is he’s going to be just fine.