Graham Gano provided the winning points with a 56-yard field goal to tie 16-16 with 3:34 to play. The kick finished 11 play, 37 yards, 7:12 drive.
“I knew she was going out there. Dabs [Giants HC Brian Daboll] He looked at me and kind of pointed and said “Come out” and said “Hey, can you do this?” And I looked and I said ‘Yes’ and I laughed and then I came out and I said ‘Man, that’s long.’ Janu said, ‘The wind is blowing our way.’ “But yeah, you just try to hit her the same way and make sure you hit her right. These guys did a great job. [the Giants special teams]. It sounds like I said earlier, it takes a lot; It requires a good block, a good drop, and a good stop.”
Jano went 4 of 4 in field goals on Sunday, including 56- and 51-yard kicks.
“I’m happy for the guys,” said coach Brian Dabol. “Graham did all his kicks, some big kicks there at the end for us. The DJ led the team to get some extra points there, which is a big difference. Our defense played well and started quickly. I wish we had more points on the board earlier after those two The two flips. But overall, a good team wins.”
Carolina (0-2) had a chance to tie or go ahead, but the stunning Julian Love sacked Carolina Baker Mayfield in third and fifth to force a kick on 2:06 to play. The Giants were able to run out of the clock, running off 11 yards by quarterback Daniel Jones for the third and second place finish that sealed the win.
“A situation like that, we go out of pocket and obviously you want to get the game done, stay in the bounds or run the ball to keep the clock ticking,” Jones said of the third downshift. “I thought they matched Saquon [Barkley] In the apartment I saw a jogging lane so I got up and ran. Obviously I wanted to protect the ball but I think it was a great call in a situation like this – you want to give yourself options to do both and I think that was the idea there. I thought it was a good call and I thought the guys were well executed.”
Daniel Jones completed 22 of 34 passes for 176 yards and one touchdown.
Saquon Barkley ran 20 times for 68 yards.
Ritchie James picked up five passes for 51 yards.
Julian Love led the Giants with seven tackles, one for a loss and a sack.
- Leonard Williams’ defensive line left the match in the third quarter. He went to the locker room and was soon left out due to a knee injury.
- Catching running Daniel Bellinger 16 yards in the third quarter was the first reception and first touchdown of an NFL career in the fourth round.
What is Bellinger’s plan for the ball?
‘I’m not sure yet,’ he said, ‘but I’ll tell you what I’ll keep close to me tonight.’ “I’m holding on to it tonight.”
- It was Dane Belton’s first major NFL game, as he recovered from a Chupa Hubbard stumble early in the game to determine the Giants’ first points in the match.
The Giants had two early chances. Carolina fumbled both on kickoff and first ball possession, giving the Giants the ball at Carolina’s 22- and 40-yard streak. Only the Giants could turn those into Graham Gano stadium goals with 36 and 33 yards.
A pair of Eddie Pinheiro field goals in the second quarter knot the score 6-6 in the first half.
The Giants presented the offensive novices individually on Sunday. It’s no surprise that Saquon Barkley was finally introduced and received a standing ovation.
OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux (Knee)
WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee)
DB Jason Pinnock (shoulder)
DB Aaron Robinson (Appendicitis)
DB Nick McCloud (hamstring)
OLB Aziz Ogulari (hurry)
OT Tyre Philips
Giants will host Cowboys in Dallas On Monday Night Football Week 3. The Giants will introduce long-time coach Ronnie Barnes, who runs Otis Anderson, succeeding Rodney Hampton, defensive end Leonard Marshall, running back Joe Morris, defensive lineback Jimmy Button, and wide receiver Kyle Root. The team’s ring of honor during the halftime break ceremony.