4 Giants who saved Big Blue from embarrassment against the Patriots

These four Giants players saved the day against the Patriots.

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1. Giants DC Wink Martindale

You've simply got to have a ton of love for Martindale right now. Before kickoff, a report surfaced stating that there was plenty of tension between Daboll and his DC. However, Martindale's defense looked fantastic, with him scheming up the perfect game plan to take down Bill Belichick and Co. at MetLife.

As already mentioned, the Giants had three interceptions with Banks, Okereke and Xavier McKinney picking off both Jones and Bailey Zappe. The defense also held New England to just 283 total yards and had two sacks as well. New England's passing game never had a chance at success, with the secondary looking sharp.

We all know that this has not been the season that the Giants or Giants fans imagined, but this was the type of win that reminded us how good this defense can be under the leadership of Martindale. If the Giants defense can get after the quarterback, force turnovers and simply hold an offense in check, this can be a great D. Martindale deserves lots of credit with the Giants being able to pick up this win, no doubt about that.