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By: JamesPHickey

New York Giants news for Monday

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Giants-Cardinals final score: Giants win, 31-28

Down 20-0 at halftime, the New York Giants rallied for an incredible 31-28 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. This was the biggest comeback for the Giants in the Super Bowl era.

The Giants scored twice on the ground in the third quarter, a Jones run of 14 yards and Barkley punching it in from the 1-yard line. But Arizona scored in between those two scores to end the quarter leading 28-14.

Jones would lead the team down the field twice in the fourth to tie the game—first with a 9-yard pass to Barkley to cut the lead to seven and then an 11-yard strike to Isaiah Hodgins.

The Giants would get the ball back with 2:31, finishing with a 34-yard Graham Gano field goal to put the team ahead for the first time with under 30 seconds.

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Giants overcome 21-point deficit in second half to beat Cardinals: How New York pulled off the win | The Athletic

Like the offense, the Giants defense looked out of sync to start the game. But they showed up in the fourth quarter as New York mounted its comeback. They forced back-to-back three-and-outs, which not only allowed New York to tie the game but then they got the ball back with 2:31 remaining. It was a good performance and showing after getting run over to start.

Daboll: “I’m proud of how resilient the guys were”

Did Giants’ Brian Daboll call plays in 2nd half of epic comeback win? |

Giants head coach Brian Daboll — who made his name in the NFL as an offensive coordinator — says he wasn’t calling plays in the second half as the Giants rallied from 21 points down to beat the Arizona Cardinals, 31-28, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday.

With the Giants trailing, 20-0, to start the second half — and later down 28-7 — Daboll spent the second half covering his mouth with his play sheet when the Giants had the ball, which seemed to indicate he had taken the play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.

Giants 31-28 Cardinals (Sep 17, 2023) Game Recap |

Jones threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns, Graham Gano connected on a 34-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining, and the Giants rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to stun the Arizona Cardinals 31-28 on Sunday.

“It’s about execution,” Jones said. “You can’t really afford to get emotional or think about anything outside of what your job is, and that’s to execute, focus on one play at a time and be in that play.”

Game ball for DJ

Giants Week 2 report card: Total turnaround vs. Cardinals | New York Post

Jalin Hyatt started the second half with a 58-yard reception that flipped the game on its head. And the offensive line held up (three sacks allowed) without All-Pro left tackle Andrew Thomas and with a first-time left tackle (Josh Ezeudu) and a first-time starter (right guard Marcus McKethan).

Instant Analysis: Giants win classic comeback in the desert |

Safety Jason Pinnock led the Giants with 13 tackles, including three for a loss. He intercepted a pass on the ensuing drive after the Giants’ first touchdown, but it was nullified by a passing interference penalty on linebacker Bobby Okereke.

Record setting day for Daniel Jones

Giants turned another hopeless start into win that might’ve saved their season | New York Post

Suddenly, a team that looked like it was playing with no urgency and no heart, was playing like it was trying to save its season. The Giants did.

This week’s opponent

49ers move to 2-0 with 30-23 victory over Rams | Pro Football Talk

The club got a touchdown by Brock Purdy on a QB sneak to end the first half, tying the game at 17-17. Then rookie Jake Moody nailed a 57-yard field goal late in the third quarter to put the 49ers up 20-17.

Deebo Samuel put his mark on the game with an 11-yard touchdown run to cap a seven-play, 74-yard drive early in the fourth quarter, giving San Francisco a 27-17 lead. He also had a 7-yard run and a 16-yard reception on the same possession. Samuel finished the game with six catches for 63 yards plus five carries for 38 yards with a TD.

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