Giants head coach Brian Daball set the tone for his first season in the first game.
After the touchdown, they were within 20-19 of the Titans, Daball went for two, and the Giants took the win by running back. Saquon Barkley hit the end zone. After the game, Daboll said the Giants were “headed to win” and he used the same explanation for a couple of options to go for fourth in Minnesota on Sunday.
Daball called the quarterback a sycophant Daniel Jones twice in the fourth quarter and he was able to convert them both. One led to a positive touchdown, and the other might have helped to beat the time if Darius Slayton kept on the third pass down. The Giants still won 31-24, with Daboll explaining his process after the win.
“We were going to try and win the game; we had confidence that Daniel would move the bunch and I could live with consequences‘ Daball said via WFAN. “He kept his feet moving and made a great game.”
It wasn’t the only time the Giants relied on Jones. The Giants called the quarterback many scheduled runs, and Jones put in 78 yards on 17 carries to go 301 yards in the air.
It was a brilliant performance for a player who started this season with a lot of questions about his future. That future now includes playing in Philadelphia for a shot at an NFC Championship game.