Giants clinch first playoff berth since 2016
On Sunday, the New York Giants secured their first playoff spot since the 2016 season with a decisive 38-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts. The Giants now hold a record of 9-6-1, while the Colts have dropped to 4-11-1.
The G-Men also reached the 30-point milestone for the first time since October 11th, 2020, during Week 5 of the 2020 season, when Daniel Jones scored a touchdown with a 18-yard run in the third quarter. The Giants had gone 43 games without reaching 30 points.
Jones had an impressive performance with 4 touchdowns on the day. He completed 19 out of 24 passes for 177 yards and 2 touchdowns, and also ran 11 times for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was taken out of the game with about 7 minutes left, and was greeted with chants of “Daniel Jones & MVP” from the rowdy Giants Crowd.”
Saquon Barkley carried the ball 12 times for 58 yards, surpassing his 2018 career high of 1,307 rushing yards, he currently has 1,312 rushing yards.
Giants Head Coach Brian Daboll became the first Giants rookie head coach to earn a postseason bid since Ben McAdoo in 2016 campaign.
The Giants will be concluding their regular season on the following Sunday with a 1pm ET game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. This game will be a key match up as the Eagle will look to clinch a first round bye.
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