Daniel Jones’ huge recreation helps Giants finish playoff drought

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EAST RUTHEFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants defeated the Indianapolis Colts, 38-10, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday to earn their first postseason berth since 2016.

They did it after 4 touchdowns (2 passes, 2 rushes) from quarterback Daniel Jones.

The Giants (9-6-1) wanted solely a win over the Colts to safe the sixth seed within the NFC playoffs, which seemingly face the San Francisco 49ers or the Minnesota Vikings within the wildcard spherical . They gained the season for the second time in 10 years.

The final time the Giants reached the postseason, Ben McAdoo was coach, Jerry Reese was common supervisor, and Eli Manning was quarterback. Large his receiver Odell his Beckham Jr. is in the course of his third consecutive dominant season, with a memorable boat journey and a Giants playoff loss to Inexperienced Bay his Packers.

Landon Collins was additionally an All-Professional security that season. In his second stint with the Giants, Collins is now a part-time linebacker. He made an interception return for a landing (first since 2016) late within the first half towards the Colts to make the rating 21-3.

The Giants’ success this season got here of their first yr with Brian Dabor as head coach and Joe Shane as common supervisor. They had been employed by the Buffalo Payments earlier this yr and tasked with turning a struggling and as soon as proud franchise round.

Shane and Dabor took over the staff getting into this season with the New York Jets, who had the worst document within the NFL previously 5 years. Final season he went 4-13 with the Giants.

Their aim has at all times been to rebuild and compete on the fly.

“Compete for right this moment, construct for tomorrow,” Shane stated.

That is precisely what they did. The Giants entered the season with a complete of six wins, in response to the Caesars Sportsbook. They beat it earlier than Halloween, Jones performed the most effective soccer of his profession, and Saqwon Barkley regarded like his rookie yr self. Barkley surpassed his 1,307 whole dashing yards on Sunday afternoon, a career-high from his rookie season.

Gamers like Jones and Barkley have been by way of a lot of the powerful instances. This season noticed them obtain a successful document for the primary time of their careers. That is the primary time he has superior to the postseason.

The identical goes for gamers like Dexter Lawrence, Julian Love, Darius Slayton, Andrew Thomas and Leonard Williams, who began his profession with the Jets. Williams is in his eighth season as an expert. Barkley just lately claimed his aim from the beginning was to achieve the playoffs.

“That was the aim for the bounce, to be fully trustworthy,” Barkley stated after final week’s huge win in Washington that put the Giants on monitor after a tough stretch. “Reaching the playoffs is each staff’s aim once they begin the season.

“You wish to put your self in a state of affairs the place you are able to do that and we did it. 30, 2, 3, or with regards to the ultimate play of the sport, discover a technique to maintain believing in one another, trusting the system, and breaking it.

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