No Sterling Shepard. No Darius Slayton. No Blake Martinez. No Nick Gates. And no problem. It was the Saints first home game of the season, and the white paints debut for the GMEN. New York was coming into New Orleans with their backs against the wall. Injuries galore and a winless record, this game was for people's jobs. I wasn't sold coming into this game, especially because of the injuries. I would be remised if I didn't apologize for my pessimism last week. That was wrong. I love the Giants, I was just losing hope. The victory was well earned. The team came together. A big statement was made today.
Down 21-10 heading into the fourth quarter, Daniel Jones said "hold my beer" and connected with Saquon Barkley on a 54-yard split out wide. He later lead the Giants straight into OT, where Barkley closed out the W on a 6 yard run.
Giants 27, Saints 21
Saquon and DJ called game, but I had a feeling the Giants were going to win post-coin toss.
Daniel Jones denies doubters again
Daniel Jones threw for 403 yards and 2 TD's against a great Saints defense. He threw only one pick, and it was a Hail Mary interception at the end of the first half. The offense as a whole had 485 total yards. You really love to see it. He aired the ball out immensely, controlled the offense, played a clean game, and lead the comeback, with 11 points in the 4th quarter.
Saquon being used in a Alvin Kamara type roll.
I love this move. It makes so much sense. If Barkley isn't going to rush for 100 yards, then might as well use him as a hybrid. Saquon is still working on getting back to original form, but today was a great first step back in that direction. He was a workhorse today, rushing 13 times for 52 yards and a touchdown, while snagging 5 catches with 74 yards and another touchdown.
GTR and the Deep Ball
Golladay - Toney - Ross. The Nissan GTR. A speedy supercar. What a trio. This needed to happen. Without the offenses biggest weapon in Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton, Danny Dimes made the most of this opportunity and generating some exciting stuff. Finally. Jones aired the ball out for over 400 yards, and the trio combined for 271 yards. Jason Garrett finally realized what weapons the team possessed, calling a great game and proved the Giants can generate a lethal offense.
QB Daniel Jones: 402 yards, 2 TD, 27yards rushing | 26.78 points
RB Saqoun Barkley: 13 car., 52 yards rushing, 1TD. 5 rec. 74 yards, 1TD | 29.6 points
WR Kenny Golladay: 6 rec. 116 yards | 18.6 points
WR John Ross: 3 rec. 77 yards | 16.7 points
WR Kadarius Toney: 6 rec. 78 yards | 13.9 points
TE Evan Engram: 5 rec. 27 yards | 7.4 points
TE Kyle Rudolph: 2 rec. 24 yards | 4.4 points
Defense + Special Teams: 1 INT, 21 PA | -1 point
K Graham Gano: 2/2 FG |6 points
Bets and Odds
Saints -7.5 X
Saints Moneyline X
NYG/NO Under 43 X
Big game next week heading into Dallas. First Cowboys game of the season. An NFC East Rivalry. Jason Garrett obviously wants to win it against his former employer. Would love to see Andrew Thomas lock down Micah Parsons as well. The Cowboys have been balling out this season, putting up tons of points in each matchup. The offense is going to need a similar game and the defense needs to lock it down.