How about the New York Football Giants!
The G-Men delivered a stunning come-from-behind upset victory in Tennessee on Sunday afternoon, notching their first season-opening victory since 2016. Three coaches and three general managers later, the new-look Giants posted a much-needed Week 1 victory.
After a rocky start that saw the team trailing 13-0 at halftime, the Giants came out firing in the second half, and got right back into the game thanks to two quick touchdowns. The Titans looked shocked in the second half, and could never quite put the Giants away.
A Saquon Barkley explosion and a Randy Bullock missed field goal as time expired helped the Giants get their first win against Tennessee since 2014. Looking back on things, here’s four plays in particular that the NY faithful are going to be talking about for quite some time.
4. Daniel Jones’ 66-yard Bomb to Sterling Shepard
After starting the game slowly, the Giants offense came out on fire in the second half. The offense marched right down the field on their first drive of the third quarter, cutting the Titans lead to 13-6 thanks to a Saquon Barkley touchdown. On the second possession, Daniel Jones hooked up with Sterling Shepard for this beautiful 66-yard bomb of a touchdown.
It was so refreshing to see Jones take a deep shot, something he has not done much of in his young career. We all know Jones is capable of throwing and connecting on the deep ball, as he is an accurate passer, so it is certainly a positive development to see him take those deep shots during the first game of the year.
Shepard, who is coming off a torn Achilles last December, dusted the Titans defense, and was wide open to catch the Danny Dimes bomb to the house. Shepard seems very healthy and his Achillies injury no longer seems like a concern, which is an awesome development for the Giants offense.