4 key plays that helped the NY Giants improve to 5-1
2. Julian Love a hero for Big Blue nation with his incredible INT
Entering this week, the Giants were the only team in the NFL who had yet to rack up an interception. However, that finally changed late in the fourth quarter when Julian Love brought down the team’s first INT to put the Giants in scoring range.
On this play, Ravens QB Lamar Jackson fumbled the snap and while being chased by Xavier McKinney, Jackson chucked the ball down the field to Patrick Ricard who was in double coverage. The pass was then intercepted by Love and returned to the Ravens’ 13.
After the Giants cut veteran safety Logan Ryan, it became very clear that the 24-year-old Love would have to step up in a huge way. Thus far, Love has stepped up, as he is playing without a doubt the best football of his four-year career.
Love has had his notable struggles in coverage throughout the first three seasons of his career. While he certainly isn’t perfect in that area, he is playing much better, posting his highest grade in coverage since his rookie season according to PFF.