4 plays that powered the NY Giants over the Vikings on Sunday
3. The Daniel to Daniel connection that everyone loved to see
After capping off a very solid rookie season, many hoped that tight end Daniel Bellinger would be able to make an impact in the postseason and in one game he already has. While Bellinger would only catch two passes for 17 yards, he grabbed a touchdown that put the Giants up 10 and gave him a needed boost.
This was much needed for the 22-year-old Bellinger, who had a rough fumble the last time New York faced the Vikings. On top of that, the first-year TE, who the Giants were able to land in the fourth round of the draft, had a play to forget in the first half which cost the team four points.
Daniel Jones was able to score on a rushing touchdown, but Bellinger took off a little too early to get in position for a block. Because of this, a flag was thrown and the Giants ended up having to settle for a Graham Gano field goal. It was a rookie mistake from the youngster, but the TD he later scored made people forget about his penalty.
As for Jones, he would complete 24 of his 35 pass attempts for 301 yards and two touchdowns while also running the ball a career high 17 times for 78 yards. Against the Eagles, we’ll see if the Giants decide to feature Bellinger a bit more in the passing game, but he sure made an impact in the Wild Card Round win.