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Coaches Corner: Giants upset Packers to go 4-1

The New York Giants took on Aaron Rodgers and the 3-1 Packers in London that resulted in arguably the team’s biggest win since 2012 with a 27-22 victory.  This game showcased a Giants team that once again proved to be a lethal weapon in the 2nd half as they outscored the Packers 17-0.  Here are my top 3 reasons why the Giants won:

  1. Too much Daniel Jones/Saquan Barkley: Daniel Jones was not expected to play this game earlier in the week with an injured ankle. Fortunately for the Giants, Jones healed quickly and not only did he play, but he was the best player on the field for the Giants offensively by completing 21/27 for 217 yards. Barkley only carried the ball 13 times for 70 yards with a touchdown, but also had 3 receptions for 36 yards.
  2. Red Zone/Big Plays: The Giants went 3 for 4 in the Red Zone to capitalize on converting touchdowns instead of settling for field goals, which was a major factor in winning this game. Daniel Jones continues to progress as he made big plays in the 2nd half leading to two Giants touchdowns and a field goal.
  3. Giants Defense 2nd Half Shutout:  The Giants defensive unit surrendered 20 points in the 1st half, and it seemed like Aaron Rodgers was En route to 300 yards through the air.  However, DC Wink Martindale made a few adjustments, and the Giants came out and played their best half this season by shutting down future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense.

Final Thoughts: The Giants are now 4-1 and head back to MetLife Stadium for some home cooking and a showdown with the Baltimore Ravens who are 2-2 and play later tonight against the Bengals.  They will be tested once more against Lamar Jackson with his dual threat ability.

Meanwhile, the Giants can enjoy the flight home with a well-deserved win and the fact that they have made believers around the NFL and must be taken seriously moving forward.  Keep an eye out for my article on the Top 3 reasons after the game between the Giants and the Ravens.