It’s getting hard keeping track of all the analysts out there who didn’t give the NY Giants a chance in hell to beat the Vikings. Daniel Jones continues to silence his haters and people are left speechless with what the G-Men have been able to get done not only during the regular season, but the NFC Wild Card Round as well.
With Sean Payton still waiting to decide if he wants to be a head coach again, he’s been offering up his insights on how the 2022 campaign is going. Ahead of the Minnesota-New York matchup, Payton was one of the folks who thought the Vikings would cruise to a win. Not only that, he thought the Vikings would win by at least 10 points. How’d that go for you, Sean?
Sean Payton was way off with his NY Giants prediction vs. Minnesota
Something tells us Mr. Payton needs some more sleep. He really thought Kirk Cousins and Co. would have their way with Brian Daboll’s men? Please. The Giants proved from the start that they were ready to make life difficult for the Vikings.
After Minnesota got on the board first, some people may have been worried, but Saquon Barkley calmed plenty of nerves with his long TD run. It was a back-and-forth affair, but the Giants made the big plays in the fourth quarter and the Vikings didn’t.
That’s how this story ended: NY stepped up and Minnesota couldn’t handle the pressure. Jones played the game of his life and the defense showed up late in the most impressive way possible thanks to guys like Dexter Lawrence, Adoree’ Jackson and Xavier McKinney.
With the Eagles next up in the Divisional Round, a lot of people, including the loud-mouthed Stephen A. Smith, are already saying the Giants’ season is about to end. Let’s hope those same people learn from Payton and don’t make insane predictions, because the Giants will be ready to prove you wrong once again.