NY Giants keep owning play in London and it’s awesome to see

A lot of teams seem to hate flying to another country and playing football in another time zone, but it has never hurt the New York Giants. The G-Men improved to 3-0 in London with wins in 2007, 2016 and now 2022.

Those previous two times the team made the postseason, so the Giants will hope that’s a trend that continues. The fanbase is buzzing after the Week 5 win over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers – rightfully so.

NY Giants continue to own play in London

In 2007, the Giants played the Miami Dolphins in what would end up being the first of two Super Bowl runs for Eli Manning. The Giants would get the win 13-10 in a rainy soggy game at Wembley Stadium. Manning scored the first touchdown in the history of NFL football in London.

In 2016 it was another low-scoring affair with the NY Giants beating the Rams 17-10. The highlight for the NY Giants was a huge interception turned touchdown by safety Landon Collins. The defense picked off Case Keenum four times and the offense was helped by a huge catch by Odell Beckham Jr and a rushing touchdown by Rashad Jennings.

This time around, the Giants led a comeback down 17-3 at one point to a 27-22 win over the Rodgers-led Packers. Saquon Barkley had another huge day, as he had 70 yards on the ground and a TD, plus 36 more yard through the air.

The defense shut down the Packers holding them to zero second half points. Danie Jones led his third game winning comeback drive of the season. Despite battling an ankle injury and a bloody hand, Jones played great turnover free football. Darius Slayton, Daniel Bellinger, Matt Breida and Gary Brightwell all made big contributions too.

The NY Giants are now 4-1 on the season. They have notable wins against both the No. 1 seeds in the NFC and the AFC last year. It seems the new coaching staff has changed the culture back to the proud franchise they once were.

The NY Giants are not just rebuilding, but they are trying to make a playoff appearance this season. Jones continues to grow, Barkley is back and the defense continues to amaze. Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen have to be thrilled with the team they have created up to this point and fans in London will surely welcome the team back with open arms.