Daniel Jones led the New York Giants to their first playoff win in 11 years as they beat the Minnesota Vikings 31-24 in Minneapolis to arrange a Divisional Round conflict with the Philadelphia Eagles; Saquon Barkley scores two touchdowns whereas Giants protection produces game-winning cease.
Last Updated: 16/01/23 11:18am
Highlights of the the New York Giants’ journey to the Minnesota Vikings within the Super Wild Card recreation.
Daniel Jones handed for 301 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 78 yards in his first profession playoff recreation to information the New York Giants to a 31-24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in a Wild Card thriller on Sunday.
Story of the Game
Saquon Barkley rushed for 2 scores, together with the tiebreaker halfway by the fourth quarter, whereas the Giants’ protection completed off the franchise’s first playoff win because the Super Bowl 11 years in the past by swarming tight finish T.J. Hockenson after a three-yard catch on a move from Kirk Cousins at midfield on fourth-and-eight.
The Vikings consequently turned the ball over on downs with 1:44 to go and no timeouts remaining.
Jones turned the primary quarterback in NFL historical past with 300-plus passing yards, two-plus passing touchdowns and 70-plus dashing yards in a postseason recreation as first-year head coach Brian Daboll’s Giants superior to play No. 1 seed and NFC East rival Philadelphia within the divisional spherical subsequent weekend.
“We did what we wished to do, come out with a win,” Barkley stated. “Celebrate on the best way again, watch movie, study from it and prepare for Philly.”
New York Giants’ Xavier McKinney makes an enormous cease on TJ Hockenson, stopping him effectively wanting the primary right down to seal the video games for the Giants.
Isaiah Hodgins and Daniel Bellinger every had landing receptions for New York.
Cousins went 31 for 39 for 273 yards and two scores and a dashing landing to cap the sport’s opening possession, with the too-short throw to Hockenson his one evident mistake. Justin Jefferson, the NFL’s main receiver, had only one catch after halftime and completed with 47 yards.
The Vikings stayed on model by dealing with 10-point deficits late within the second quarter and once more early within the third quarter.
Saquon Barkley put the New York Giants up within the fourth quarter with a strong run by the Minnesota Vikings defensive position.
Cousins, who confronted common strain by the blitz-fueled Giants protection, hit Irv Smith Jr. for a brief landing move that introduced the Vikings inside three at 24-21.
Danielle Hunter’s sack then compelled the primary Giants punt of the sport, from which the Vikings went the opposite means for the score-levelling subject objective.
Three factors might have been six, although, when Cousins’ profitable sneak on fourth-and-one on the 15 was negated by a false begin on left sort out Christian Darrisaw.
Jones transformed a penalty-free fourth-and-one sneak on the subsequent drive for the Giants, paving the best way for Barkley – who had 109 complete yards on solely 14 touches – chugged into the tip zone for the lead with 7:47 to go.
The Minnesota Vikings are going toe-to-toe with the New York Giants as Kirk Cousins finds Irv Smith at the back of the tip zone to make it a three-point recreation.
The Giants and Vikings had been amongst seven groups within the playoffs that missed out final season, a six-year absence for the Giants that ended with their 9-7-1 end beneath Daboll to seize a Wild Card spot.
Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell was a first-timer on the job, too, directing a 13-4 division champion staff that, in an NFL season with a document variety of shut margins and comeback wins, set an all-time mark by going 11-0 in one-score video games.
FIRST QUARTER Giants 0-7 Vikings Kirk Cousins one-yard dashing TD (additional level) Giants 7-7 Vikings Saquon Barkley 28-yard dashing TD (additional level) Giants 14-7 Vikings Daniel Jones 14-yard TD move to Isaiah Hodgins (additional level) SECOND QUARTER Giants 17-7 Vikings Graham Gano 25-yard subject objective Giants 17-14 Vikings Kirk Cousins nine-yard TD move to KJ Osborn (additional level) THIRD QUARTER Giants 24-14 Vikings Daniel Jones nine-yard TD move to Daniel Bellinger (additional level) Giants 24-21 Vikings Kirk Cousins three-yard TD move to Irv Smith Jr. (additional level) FOURTH QUARTER Giants 24-24 Vikings Greg Joseph 38-yard subject objective Giants 31-24 Vikings Saquon Barkley two-yard dashing TD (additional level)
Saquon Barkley with a trademark weaving run by the defence to place the New York Giants stage with the Minnesota Vikings.
Passing: Daniel Jones, 24/35, 301 yards, 2 TDs Rushing: Daniel Jones, 17 carries, 78 yardsSaquon Barkley, 9 carries, 53 yards, 2 TDsReceiving: Isaiah Hodgins, 8 catches, 105 yards, 1 TD
Passing: Kirk Cousins, 31/39, 273 yards, 2 TDsRushing: Dalvin Cook, 15 carries, 60 yardsReceiving: TJ Hockenson, 10 catches, 129 yards
The New York Giants full an excellent drive with a neatly constructed play permitting Daniel Jones to search out Daniel Bellinger for the nine-yard landing.
The Giants will now gear as much as face the No 1-seeded Philadelphia Eagles in subsequent weekend’s Divisional Round playoff.
Before then, Super Wild Card weekend concludes on Monday night time when Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers face Dak Prescott’s Dallas Cowboys.
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