If you still haven't caught your breath following that rollercoaster ride on Sunday, you're not alone. The NY Giants were able to pull off an unreal comeback win vs. the Cardinals, a game they were down 20-0 at halftime. It wasn't easy, but the G-Men got the job done.
While the team is feeling great after improving to 1-1 on the year, there were still far too many mistakes on offense and defense in Glendale. After having some time to sit and think about this contest as a whole, here are three lessons Brian Daboll and Co. must keep in mind the rest of the way:
3. The Giants need to give Isaiah Simmons more playing time at ILB
Defensively, the Giants could not stop a future Hall-of-Famer on Sunday. Oh wait, nope, it was Joshua Dobbs. Seriously, the G-Men had Dobbs looking like a standout quarterback instead of a guy who is only out on the field because Kyler Murray still isn't ready to come back from his torn ACL. Among the guys who didn't play well for Wink Martindale was no question Micah McFadden.
The second-year inside 'backer got the start next to Bobby Okereke, but he once again had a rough showing. McFadden had four missed tackles on the day, which is unacceptable. With the Giants taking on the 49ers on Thursday night, there's just no way these kind of errors from McFadden can be recorded. It's one thing to play like this against Arizona, but NY has Christian McCaffrey on the way in a few days.
Come on, Micah. This kind of play has people reminded of what we saw out of Tae Crowder and Jaylon Smith last season. With Isaiah Simmons now with the Giants, the hope is that he can see some more playing time in the middle next to Okereke. Give Simmons a chance to prove his worth for this defense, especially if McFadden struggles early on in primetime in the Bay Area.