Monday has a bit of a different feel for the NY Giants, as everyone is finally able to celebrate a win. On both sides of the ball, the G-Men were dominant, with pass-rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux being among the standouts for this team. Just ask offensive tackle Charles Leno about that.
Throughout the game, Thibodeaux was putting pressure on Sam Howell - he ended up with two sacks at FedEx Field to boost his season total to 10.5. As it turns out, Thibodeaux was doing some pretty awesome trash talk in the middle of the action, with Leno being his main target. This is just too good:
Kayvon Thibodeaux is backing his trash talk for the NY Giants this season
Thibodeaux remains among the league leaders in sacks, as he has more than doubled his output from his rookie campaign. Rememeber when people were trying to label him a bust and the clowns over at WFAN were taking every opportunity they could to bash him? They've got nothing to say now.
As a whole, the Giants defense was spectacular, posting a mind-boggling five turnovers. Things ended in incredible fashion, with the Isaiah Simmons pick-six locking up the victory for Big Blue and breaking hearts all over D.C.
How great is it to see Thibodeaux and the rest of the Giants players smiling after a big-time NFC East win as well? New York entered this game with a 2-8 record and they were underdogs on the road against Washington. However, they started the game with confidence and things never wavered.
These two teams don't like one another and there's bad blood - that was made obvious with the massive brawl that took place, resulting in Cor'Dale Flott and Curtis Samuel getting ejected. Nevertheless, the Giants were able to come away with a 31-19 win and a 2-0 season record against their rivals. Thibodeaux will be happy to remind the Washington players of that next time they meet.