Giants News: Tommy DeVito named Player of the Week, Xavier McKinney on fire

The rookie QB is getting national love at the right time

Green Bay Packers v New York Giants
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Things just can't stop getting better for NY Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito. On Monday night, with the world watching, the rookie signal-caller had one of his best games of the season and a heroic final drive powered the G-Men to a 24-22 win over the Packers.

On that last drive with the game on the line, DeVito went 4-of-4 for 53 yards, including a 32-yard completion to Wan'Dale Robinson. He finished the night with 229 total yards and a touchdown. Thanks to his brilliant performance, the Giants are now 5-8. Oh, and he's also your NFC Offensive Player of the Week:

Tommy DeVito named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after taking down Green Bay

What else does this kid have to do to get people off his back? We'll admit, after how he looked against the Jets and Cowboys, we thought Brian Daboll was out of his mind to keep sending him out to run the offense.

However, the Don Bosco Prep product is now 3-1 as the starter for Big Blue, posting three consecutive wins for this team. DeVito has looked terrific in the victories over the Commanders, Patriots and most recently the Packers.

DeVito may not the QB1 of the future for the organization, but goodness, he's got to be having the time of his life right now and his proud Italian family is loving every minute of it. DeVito is going to look to take down the Saints on Sunday and all of a sudden Giants Nation has all the confidence in the world in him.

Xavier McKinney playing like one of the best safeties in the NFL of late

Over on defense, you've simply got to give Xavier McKinney some love for the way he's been playing during this winning streak. McKinney has been balling out for defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, making plays all over the field. During the win on Monday night, McKinney was a beast, posting four tackles, a fumble recovery and a great QB pressure on Jordan Love that led to a Jason Pinnock INT.

Earlier this season, McKinney made countless headlines after he called out the coaching staff because he felt like players weren't being heard enough. Coupled with the poor play of the Giants defense, a lot of people were saying this should be his last year with the team. However, things have totally flipped and McKinney has raised his game to a whole new level.

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