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Giants Comeback Win to Beat the Cardinals Inspires Confidence – The Central Observer
Giants Comeback Win to Beat the Cardinals Inspires Confidence
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Giants Comeback Win to Beat the Cardinals Inspires Confidence

Photo credit: Matt York, AP

On Sunday the New York Giants completed the largest-NFL comeback of the season so far of any team. Fans had already begun to lose hope on the season after losing 40-0 in week one to the Dallas Cowboys and then going down 20-0 in the first half against the Cardinals on Sunday. Daniel Jones and the Giants had to be nearly perfect in the second half to complete the comeback, and they were. This win should give Giants fans some hope for the rest of the season.

The Comeback

Down 20-0 at halftime and then down by an even bigger margin in the third quarter at 28-7, the Giants never lost hope. Daniel Jones was bad in the first 30 minutes of football, throwing for just about 60 yards. The second half was a different story. Jones threw two touchdowns and ran for another. Saquon Barkley was a big part of the comeback as well. He ran and caught a touchdown before getting injured.

After tying the game at 28-28 with a six-play-touchdown drive led by Daniel Jones, the Giants defense stepped up to force a punt after three plays. The subsequent game-winning drive that resulted in a field goal had some big plays from wide receiver Darius Slayton and Barkley. That field goal capped the comeback win for the Giants, 31-28.

Photo credit: Matt York, AP

What We Learned

Daniel Jones is a playmaker. After a terrible first half, Jones ended the game with three total touchdowns and 380 combined passing and rushing yards, most of which came in the second half. It was great to see this offense click finally and it should translate into success for the rest of the season.

What’s Next for the Giants

The first glimmer of success for the Giants this year didn’t come until the second half on Sunday. While the win was great for the team’s overall season and sentiment, it was at the cost of an injury. On the final drive for the Giants’ offense, Barkley went down with an ankle injury. It seemed bad at first but the team is optimistic that he may even be available for week three on Thursday after just three days rest.

That upcoming week-three matchup is against one of the toughest teams in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers. This 49ers team went to the NFC Championship last year with nearly their exact same roster as this season and has started 2-0. It will be a tall task for the Giants to win this game without a healthy Barkley but the win in week two should have definitely boosted the Giants’ confidence.

 

By Jack Stradley, I’m a sports writer always looking for a gripping story and a hot take.

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