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Met Life: Three yays and three nays - Week 2 verse the Cardinals. Comeback of the year!

What. A. Game.


There was a chance this game was going to make the Giants into a laughable meme. Six straight quarters and sixty points scored on the defense without generating a single point. I thought I was being bamboozled. It was true nightmare fuel. It turns out, two quarters later, the Giants snuck out the win and turned this game into a meme in their favor.


This was the biggest comeback for the Giants in the Super Bowl era. Incredible! After a slow start, I had some questions regarding this team, however - this team has heart. The fight in this dog made me buy back in. It was an awesome game to watch, but there are still some things that are concerning. One, it was against the Cardinals. Is Arizona tanking or do they also have fight? Second, the win came at some cost. Saquon Barkley is now out for three weeks with an ankle sprain. How do the Giants fill that void? That's all for next week, which is a short one against a very talented 49ers squad. As for this past week, here are my three yays and nays.

 

Three Yays


Daniel Jones put the team on his back

All of the Danny Dimes haters were real silent after this game. Daniel Jones faced the music and turned it up a notch. He came out an balled! We can now see that this team has a passing offense. Jones finished 26 for 37 with 321 yards passing and 2 TDs, plus rushing for one as well. That is offensive player of the week material.


Jaylin Hyatt is a difference maker

The rookie wideout is real fast and a real competitor. He made a massive difference on the offensive side, including a 58-yarder on the first play of the second half to give New York life. He the perfectly grabbed a 31 yarder that was explosive and helped secure the win. If the Giants feed him, he can outrun anyone.


The O-Line improved despite losing Andrew Thomas

Losing Andrew Thomas for a week (hopefully only a week), was troublesome from the start. However, the offensive line showed some improvement since the awful play they provided in week one. In his first NFL start of his career Marcus McKethan was ranked 10th in PFF Score among all NFL Guards in Week 2. Not bad for a 5th rounder who missed all last year with an ACL injury. Evan Neal allowed 0 sacks, 1 hit, 1 hurry, 2 pressures allowed, again - a nice little improvement. Jones was sacked only three times compared to seven, and the passing offensive was actually functional.


BONUS: I love Jason Pinnock

Had to throw this one in here because Pinnock has been a fantastic add as a rookie safety. He made three tackles for loss or no gain, four defensive stops and a game-leading 13 total tackles. Let's go!


Three Nays


This team needs to generate something in the first half

Did Brian Daboll start calling plays, because he said he wasn't but the team started performing when he was muttering behind a play card. Either way, the Giants can't let up eggs in the first half, or it'll just be an uphill battle all season.


The Injury Bug is Here

Like I mentioned above, Andrew Thomas is already battling hamstring issues and Saquon is now out for a few weeks with an ankle sprain. Azeez Olulari once again was sidelined with an injury and Ben Bredeson left the game with a concussion in the third quarter. Not good. This team has to be healthy because the depth isn't a prevalent like on other teams.


Where is Kayvon Thibodeaux? Where is the pass rush?

Two games in, the Giants have zero sacks. Kayvon Thibodeaux has been missing for two games, and now he's sitting on the sidelines mopping around. He has been credited with one solo tackle, one quarterback hit, four combined tackles and zero sacks through the first two games. What is going on?


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