After taking down the Green Bay Packers 27-22 in shocking fashion, it seems as if things could not be better for the NY Giants. For the first time since 2009, the team is 4-1 throughout their first five games.
It may have been a rough, bruising game for both sides, but the Giants came out on top in London, making for a huge upset that not many people saw coming. This win would not have been possible without some outstanding play from members of the G-Men getting the job done in head-turning fashion. Here’s four in particular that impressed:
4. WR Darius Slayton
After not seeing much action throughout the first four weeks of the season, Darius Slayton was forced to step up as the NY Giants WR1. As we all saw, he did not disappoint, catching six passes for 79 yards.
It was up in the air if we would see Slayton play a big role again this season, as he was very clearly in coach Daboll’s “dog house.” Despite this, when given the opportunity, he showed up in a big way and was a huge reason for the Giants second half success offensively.
Daniel Jones has really been without a consistent receiver throughout the season thus far. Against Green Bay, Slayton put forth arguably the best WR showing we’ve seen from a guy in Big Blue this campaign.
This is something the Giants desperately need, with Kadarius Toney, Wan’Dale Robinson, and Kenny Golladay, all being out for an unknown amount of time.
Entering next week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, the NY Giants may need another consistent performance out of Slayton. Even with it being probable that Robinson and potentially Golladay as well return, Slayton will still likely see the ball more than them. Regardless, this is the best performance we have seen out of Slayton in quite some time. For him to show up like this in a huge game says a lot about what his future could be with this team.