How Bout’ Them Giants?

After lots of doubts, the New York Giants, led by first-year head coach, Brian Daboll, marched into Tennessee and defeated the Tennessee Titans by a tight score of 21 to 20. After a slow start in the first half, Giants fans thought it was going to be yet another miserable game to start off another abysmal year, but that all turned around at halftime.

The Giants entered the third quarter trailing 13 to 0, when the Giants were able to stop Titans running back Derrick Henry short of a first down on a third-and-1 situation. The Giants would get the ball inside their own 10, when Saquon Barkley broke out for a huge run down the sideline, setting him up to score a touchdown for the Giants. This turn of events would put them within one score of the Titans. 

Later on, Giants quarterback, Daniel Jones, hit wide receiver, Sterling Shepard, for a 66-yard touchdown that tied the game at 13. With a minute and nine seconds left in the final quarter, the Giants found themselves trailing 20-13. That’s when quarterback Daniel Jones would hit Chris Myrick in the end zone for a Giants touchdown. The score was 20-19 and with 1 minute 6 seconds left, the Giants still trailed. 

 The Giants would go for the two-point conversion where Daniel Jones would flip the ball to Saquon Barkley to give the Giants the lead–21 to 20. The Titans would later drive down field, setting up Kicker Randy Bullock for a chance to hit a game-winning field goal to win the game. The kick would miss wide left, giving the Giants fans something to cheer about. The Giants won the game 21-20, and that win was the first time in six years that the Giants have a record above 500.  Going into the game, new head coach Brian Daboll said he would not play scared and that showed, with him helping his team lead a comeback in the second half. Daboll and the Giants look to continue to be fearless as they take on Baker Mayfield and the Carolina Panthers in their home opener this Sunday, September 18th.