Kayvon Thibodeaux was a monster in the trenches for the NY Giants on Sunday vs. the Jets, let's start by saying that. The former No. 5 overall pick finished with three sacks, bumping him up to 8.5 total on the season. However, there's one play he wants back, bad.
With less than 30 seconds left and the Jets pinned deep in their own territory, Zach Wilson was given a free play due to Thibodeaux being offsides. Shortly after, Greg Zuerlein kicked the game-tying field goal. Then, the G-Men lost in overtime. However, a close-up on the play sure looks like Thibodeaux shouldn't have been flagged. He took to social media to call out the refs too:
Kayvon Thibodeaux and the Giants were robbed by the refs late in the loss on Sunday
Thibodeaux didn't hold back there, saying the refs, 'need to go to a PR clinic.' The officials definitely blew this call. It helped set up the game-tying field goal for Robert Saleh's men, as the clock was stopped due to the offsides. However, laundry should have never hit the turf for this play in the first place.
In the loss to Gang Green, Thibodeaux was an absolute beast, with the Jets offensive line having no luck at all in trying to slow him down. Thibodeaux got the party started early with a beautiful strip-sack of Zach Wilson. He then added two more sacks on the day.
However, his amazing effort should have been one of the major takeaways from a close Giants victory. Instead, Big Blue suffered a stunning loss (it was a total meltdown) and the team is now 2-6 on the season - they really should be 3-5 if last Sunday would have gone according to plan.
Despite it being a rough year for the Giants, Thibodeaux has people believing that this defense has a bright future ahead of them. Both Thibodeaux and Dexter Lawrence are going to be a major problem for opposing linemen for years to come. Let's just hope the team in stripes doesn't mess up like this again. It sure feels like this blown call cost the Giants a Week 8 victory.