1. Brian Daboll is trusting his players
Something has sparked for the Giants and regardless of how the season ends, there is a lot to build off of. The offensive line is jelling at an important time, a young quarterback has revitalized not only the organization, but the entire fanbase. And potentially the biggest point, the coaches look like they have gotten back to playing to win rather than to not lose.
Last year we saw a lot of energy and emotion not only out of Daboll, but out of Wink Martindale and other coaches. Somewhere along the line this year, the team lost that. Multiple games this year it seemed like rather than actually trying to win games, the team seemed like they were just trying to lose by as little as possible. With games on the line, instead of putting it on their most trusted people, they didn't.
Something has changed these past few weeks. In crucial situations, the Giants have turned to their trusted players to make plays, and they've delivered. They've made Saquon the focal point of the offense, they've opened up the playbook and have given Tommy Cutlets the keys to the wheel, and they've gotten back to making plays, playing sound defense, and winning those close games they forget how to win early this campaign. We'd love to see more of this decision-making from Coach Dabes and Co.