5 takeaways from the NY Giants incredible win over the Vikings
1. Giants made the plays late to do the unthinkable
This is what postseason football is all about. Both the Vikings and Giants couldn’t stop landing punches on one another. In the fourth quarter, though, it was the G-Men who answered the call. With the ball in their possession, the Giants drove down the field with the game tied 24-24. After a third-down completion to Richie James, the team faced fourth down.
With ice in his veins, Daboll kept the offense out on the field and Jones was able to get across the line for one of the biggest first downs of the campaign. Then soon after, Barkley rushed for his second score of the game on a play where he would NOT be denied. It was a massive sequence for the NFC East side.
Then on defense, the Giants were finally able to get a stop, forcing a three-and-out on the ensuing drive for the Vikings. Dexter Lawrence applied the pressure to force a bad throw from Cousins. Then, another fourth down arrived for the Giants with 3:28 left on the clock. And once again, Daboll sent out Jones and the QB once again got the first down. Minnesota ended up getting the ball back, but there was no miracle for them this time.
Jones played the game of his life, Barkley was a monster like usual, Hodgins was a beast, Lawrence did his thing and Daboll proved why he’s a legend. Everyone keeps doubting this team and they prove them wrong. Now, the Giants are headed to the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Get ready, Philly. Here come the G-Men.