The New York Giants once again found a way to come from behind with another 4th quarter surge behind the right arm/legs of Daniel Jones and legs of Saquon Barkley to beat the Jaguars 23-17. With the win the Giants are now at 6-1 and the playoff picture is now looking more and more of a reality for 2022. Here are my top 3 reasons why the Giants won:
- Defense Comes up Big: The Giants defense has put together a string of games now that they have that bend but don’t break philosophy while making big stops in the 2nd half of games. Against the Jaguars the Giants defense took over in the 4th quarter by shutting out the Jaguars in the final quarter and prevented a winning touchdown in the final seconds of the game on the 1-yard line
- Dynamic Duo Encore Performance: For the second time this season, Daniel Jones threw for 202 yards with a touchdown and rushed for 107 yards en route to another Giants victory. More importantly led the Giants to another late come from behind victory (5th this season). Saquon Barkley ran for a tough 110 yards on 24 carries despite running out of bounds in the final minutes of the game not once, not twice, but three times giving the Jaguars time to nearly pull over a miracle.
- Time of Possession: The Giants are making it a habit in 2022 to win the time of possession category as they held the ball for 34:10 to the Jaguars 25:50. This turned out to be a very important factor as the Jaguars ran out of time at the end of the game in attempt to score the winning touchdown.
Final Thoughts: The Giants are now riding a four-game winning streak and are 6-1, which hasn’t happened since 2008 and they will now travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks. The last time the Giants played the Seahawks they pulled off a stunning upset 17-12 behind backup quarterback Colt McCoy. Can the Giants continue their winning ways or will they suffer a setback to the hands of the Seahawks. Keep an eye out for my article on the Top 3 reasons after the game between the Giants and the Seahawks.