By Michael Stewart @TheTruthNYG
With the score at 5-3 in favor of the Giants and resembling more of a baseball game for nearly 3 quarters, the Giants offense finally came to life with 20 consecutive points led by the fine play of quarterback Daniel Jones. The win (25-3) gives the Giants their 2nd of the season and breaths hope to all Giant fans for at least another week. Here are my reasons why the Giants won the game.
- Daniel Jones-VS-Sam Darnold: In my pregame prediction, I said that in order for the Giants to have a chance in this game, Daniel Jones would need to out-perform Sam Darnold and he certainly did. Jones threw for 203 yards to Darnolds 111 yards and didn’t turn-over the ball at all.
- Giants Offense-VS-Carolina Defense: The Giants offense had the ball for nearly 10 more minutes than Carolina’s offense; which enable the Giants offense to generate nearly twice as much in the total yards (302/173) and also in 1st downs (21-11).
- Giants Defense-VS-Carolina’s Offense: Giants defense reminded Giant fans today of shades of 2020 as they totally handcuffed the Panthers offense in both the running and passing game.
- Red Zone Efficiency: This doesn’t happened often, but the Giants actually performed better in the red zone than the Panthers did by converting 2 out of 3 chances compared to the Panthers going 0 for 1 in the red zone.
- Turnovers: This wasn’t a lopsided win for the Giants in this category, but the interception on Darnold halted one of the very few sustainable drives the panthers were having in the game and the momentum quickly shifted gears in favor of the Giants.
The Giants are now 2-5 and will travel to Kansas City for a Monday Night game to face a Chiefs team that seems to be having problems of their own with a 3-4 record and sitting in last place tied with the Denver Broncos in the AFC West. Keep an eye out for my pre-game prediction and see if I think the Giants can pull off an upset.