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The Giants Finally Win – Can Giants Build on 1st Win?

The New York Giants finally won their first game as they defeated the Denver Broncos 23-10 on Sunday night. The win moves the Giants to 1-5 on the season. (Photo Credit: New York Post)

By Harrison Kaye – Big Blue United 10.17.17


What Went Right: The Giants defense was phenomenal all night. Star cornerback Janoris Jenkins had a great game. The Broncos were testing Janoris throughout the first half. With a little over 40 seconds to go, Janoris Jenkins undercut a throw and picked it off and took it 43 yards to the house. This was Jenkins’ first Pick-6 as a member of the Giants. Later in the game, Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas caught a pass and Janoris Jenkins stripped him and Eli Apple recovered the ball. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had an unbelievable game recording three sacks to go along with eight tackles and one forced fumble. JPP looked vintage on Sunday night. Third year safety Landon Collins had a good game recording his first pick of the season. Second Year cornerback Eli Apple had his best game of the season recording five tackles to go along with a few pass breakups. Rookie tight end Evan Engram had his best game as a pro recording five catches for 82 yards and a touchdown. Prior to the game, Engram said he could pick up the offense with Odell Beckham out and he did just that. Running back Orleans Darkwa recorded his first career 100-yard game with 21 carries for 117 yards. The offensive line opened up holes for Darkwa and he took advantage of them. Offensive Coordinator Mike Sullivan took over the play calling duties on Sunday. The offense looked the best it looked all year. Watch for “Sully” to keep the play calling responsibilities.

 

What Went Wrong: It is tough to find negatives from the Giants dominating performance. One thing that went wrong is that the wide receivers recorded only two catches for a total of 20 yards. The Giants will need to be able to throw to their wide receivers in future weeks because Evan Engram will be keyed upon. Where was this Giants team all season long? Why was McAdoo so stubborn for so long in not relinquishing the play calling sooner? It was bitter sweet to watch the game because it showed you what could have been.