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New York Giants Are Off To An Undefeated Start

The New York Giants have not started a season 2-0 since the 2016 season. That was the last time they went to the postseason. Graham Gano kicked the game-winning 56-yard field goal for New York with 3:34 remaining against the Carolina Panthers and it carried them to a 19-16 win.

Key Plays

There were two key closing plays in this football game. On a third-and-6 for Carolina on their 46-yard line in the fourth quarter, Julian Love sacked Baker Mayfield. The Panthers punted away.

On the ensuing drive with less than two minutes remaining in regulation on a third-and-6 from their 40-yard line, Daniel Jones took the quarterback keeper and rushed for 11 yards and the first down to seal the game.

Jones wasn’t sharp by any means in this football game. His only touchdown pass came in the third quarter on a 16-yard reception by rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger.

Baker Mayfield’s lone touchdown pass in this game came on that previous drive on a 16-yard pass to D.J. Moore.

What Does This Win Mean For the New York Giants?

This win means that they are trying to build a new culture under head coach Brian Daboll. Different players are stepping up for them in a big way for the New York Giants. Last week, Saquon Barkley stepped up for them. This week, different players stepped up on both sides of the football.

Being 2-0 means they are also on track to potentially be a playoff team. No one expected them to be 2-0 to start the 2022 regular season. This is the step on the right track for a very long road ahead of them.

New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll even mentioned that to his football team after the game was over on Sunday.

KEEP GRINDING — New York Giants (@Giants) September 18, 2022

The message for them will be to keep on grinding all season long.

The Wide Receiver Saga

One of the most interesting things for this football team throughout the first two games of the 2022 regular season is the wide receiver by committee approach for New York. David Sills played 67 snaps on Sunday for the Giants. He only caught three passes for 38 yards receiving, but he runs great routes and blocks well.

Kenny Golladay, who is worth $72 million, only saw two snaps on Sunday. That is a major concern moving forward for New York. Some of the other wide receivers that saw various times were Richie James, Sterling Shepard, and KaDarius Toney. Darius Slayton didn’t see the field at all and rookie Wan’Dale Robinson was out due to an injury.

This is going to be the case every single week for the rest of the 2022 NFL season and that isn’t a bad thing. At some point down the road, someone is going to have to turn into the guy in that room. They already have it at the running back position in Saquon Barkley and a tight end with Daniel Bellinger.

John Mara Likes What He Sees

I asked John Mara on his way to the locker room what he thinks of Brian Daboll so far. “What’s not to like?” he said. — Ian O'Connor (@Ian_OConnor) September 18, 2022

New York Giants owner John Mara is happy with the 2-0 start this season. It is much better for him now than it has been in the past. He has no choice but to trust them moving forward also.

Winning close games is a great learning experience for this New York Giants franchise though.

The New York Giants (2-0) next football game will be at home against the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) on Monday night football on 9/26.

The Carolina Panthers’ (0-2) next football game will be at home against the New Orleans Saints (1-1) on Sunday 9/25.



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