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Coaches Corner: Giants March In & Stun the Saints 27-21 in OT

By Michael Stewart @TheTruthNYG

The New York Giants finally found a way to win a close game and didn’t resemble an 0-3 team with an overtime win over the New Orleans Saints 27-21. Let’s take a look at the top 4 reasons why the Giants won.

  1. Open up the playbook: Well, it’s about time OC Jason Garrett opened up the playbook; especially in the vertical game as QB Daniel Jones wasted no time hitting newly activated WR John Ross on a 52 yard post for a touchdown.  Garrett got all the receivers involved in the offense with rookie Kadarius Toney getting lots of snaps and showcased some moves after the catch.
  2. Daniel Jones coming of age: Jones has now played solid in every game thus far this season, but this game could have been the best. Jones threw for 402 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. What made Jones performance even more impressive was his usage of all of his receivers. The Giants had four of their receivers with 70 yards or more with Golladay leading the way with 116 yards.
  3. Big Plays: The Giants were the team that made the big plays when it counted as the Saints were better in the red zone, better in time of possession and better in running the ball. Somehow the Giants offense made the big plays when they needed to.
  4. Show some urgency: The Giants played with passion, they played with urgency and they played with a little chip on their shoulders. This game could be the game that puts this team in position to put together a few wins in a row. Football is a game of confidence and this game should give the Giants the confidence moving forward.

This was such a fun game to watch, not only because the Giants finally won, but the way they won. Daniel Jones tied a New York Giants record with the most 100+yards passing game with 8 sharing the record with Phil Simms, Eli Manning, and Gary Wood. I’ve got a feeling Jones will break this record in the next game as the Giants travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in another big NFC east showdown. Keep your eyes open for my pre-game preview as we get closer to game time.