Well, it wasn't pretty, but the New York Giants were able to capture a hard-fought 10-7 victory against the Patriots. Both offenses could not get into any sort of rhythm in this one. However, the Big Blue defense turned heads once again.
Despite the low-scoring affair, the Giants defense indeed played lights out, forcing three turnovers. Tommy DeVito raised some eyebrows in a good way, as he had a touchdown on the afternoon to go with his 191 passing yards. With that said, these four players in particular helped the G-Men come out on top and avoid a late disaster vs. New England:
4. Giants WR Jalin Hyatt
It has been a quiet rookie season for Giants third-round draft pick Jalin Hyatt, as he has not seen much production. But when your team ranks last in the NFL in both scoring and passing, you can understand why Hyatt's name has not been called much. However, Sunday was a huge game for the former Tennessee Volunteer.
Hyatt on the afternoon had five catches for 109 yards, marking the first time in his NFL career that he had north of 100 yards receiving. His big day started on the Giants first drive of the afternoon when he caught a 22-yard pass from DeVito. This was followed later in the game with a 41-yard catch he corralled in the second quarter that got Giants fans excited for what he can bring to the team.
This is an encouraging sign for the Hyatt and the Giants. He only had seven receptions entering this game and almost seemed non-existent on this Giants offense. There's no question that Hyatt played a big role in helping the Giants capture their fourth win of the year. We can only hope this breakout showing leads to more snaps moving forward.