5 key NY Giants takeaways from the preseason loss to the Jets

• Isaiah Simmons showed flashes of brilliance for NY

• Aaron Rodgers and Garrett Wilson will be a problem for defenses

• Injuries were a nightmare for Big Blue on Saturday night

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1. Graham Gano continues to be among the best in the business

Perhaps the biggest positive for Daboll and the Giants was the incredible right boot of Graham Gano. Time and time again, Gano has been Mr. Reliable for this team and more of the same arrived at MetLife on Saturday. Despite the Giants suffering the eight-point loss, Gano was automatic in his field-goal attemps.

To start things off, Gano split the uprights with a 57-yard kick. Then, he added a 40-yarder right before the end of the first half. In the third quarter, Gano lined up for a 56-yard try and once again he delivered for Daboll. Gano was 3-for-3 on the night and a perfect 2-for-2 on his kicks of 50+ yards. Talk about being in midseason form.

While Big Blue Nation is hoping to see plenty of Jones and Saquon Barkley touchdowns in '23, there are going to be plenty of times where Gano will trot out onto the field to try and give his offense needed three points. He has been so consistent for the Giants and people are going to have all the confidence in the world in him once the regular season gets here. Gano is a stud.

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