Despite being without starting quarterback Daniel Jones, the Giants were able to get back on track with an impressive victory against the Washington Commanders in Week 7. In Jones’ place, backup Tyrod Taylor led the team to victory and he put on a show.
While Taylor is getting a lot of props from fans, and rightfully so, there were several other guys who were downright brilliant in helping the G-Men pull off the upset victory. In this piece, we take a look at four guys in particular who shut up their haters on Sunday:
4. Right guard Mark Glowinski
After being benched following a poor Week 1 performance, Mark Glowinski helped patch up a Giants offensive line that has been in dire need of any sort of stability. Glowinski did a great job of helping keep Taylor upright and containing Pro Bowl defensive tackle Daron Payne, who had just two tackles and zero sacks.
In the 14-7 victory, Glowinski had an overall PFF grade of 73.6 against the Commanders, which made him the highest-graded Giants offensive lineman and ranked fifth amongst 46 eligible guards in Week 7.
Not only was Glowinski a factor in protecting T-Mobile, but he also made his presence felt in the run game. The Giants eclipsed 100 rushing yards as a team for the fifth time in seven games this season thanks in part to Glowinski’s work in the trenches.
The G-Men are hopeful that stud left tackle Andrew Thomas will finally be able to return from a hamstring injury he suffered in Week 1 against the Cowboys. If they’re able to welcome him back, he and Glowinski could be what this offense needs to get back on track if the latter continues to play the way he did in Week 7. Don't forget about John Michael Schmitz nearing a return too.