Following the NY Giants' victory against the Packers on Monday Night Football, New York has now won three games in a row, are 5-8 on the season, and are just one game out from a playoff spot. While, for some fans, this isn't a good thing, we're just happy to see this team finally make progress in what has been a mostly terrible season.
Throughout this progress, we have seen some players step up and make some big-time plays week in and week out. Against the Packers, this was no different, as we saw four players specifically ball out, delivering the Giants another win. However, that's not to say that everyone was perfect, as there's also one player in particular whose blunder nearly cost the Giants the game.
If not for the heroics of these four players, there's no telling what the ending result of Monday's game could have been. As for our one disappointment, let's just hope he picks things up sooner rather than later:
Deonte Banks continued to show that he's one of the best rookies in his class
Another week, another great performance from Deonte Banks, the NY Giants' first-round corner out of Maryland who has done everything he can to make a massive impact on this defense. While he's had his struggles as all rookies do, it's hard not to look at Banks' numbers and not be incredibly impressed.
This week, Banks put several talents on display including open-field tackling, zone, and press-man defense. Not only did Banks rack up 12 combined tackles, a tackle for loss, and a pass deflection, but he also allowed just five receptions on 10 targets for 40 yards and a touchdown. As for the touchdown allowed, Banks still made a good read and play on the ball, he was just forced into a tough situation due to Wink Martindale running an all-out blitz on the same play.
Arguably the most impressive play Banks made all game came in the 4th quarter when Love took a deep shot into the endzone targeting Samori Toure, and despite being beaten off the initial step, Banks recovered perfectly to swat the ball away:
Banks has made so many big-time plays in just his rookie season and fans are incredibly excited to see what the future holds for the 22-year-old DB. Hopefully, he will continue to impress in the final four games of the campaign and carry that momentum into 2024.