New York Giants earn first win of 2021 season over the Saints

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The New York Giants are no longer winless. After today’s Week Four thriller with the New Orleans Saints, the Giants are officially in the win column. New York’s record improved to 1-3 after their 27-21 overtime win over the Saints.

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Today featured a career game from New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. The third-year gunslinger out of Duke played a clean football game and threw for over 400 yards for the first time in his career. Daniel Jones completed 28 of his 40 passing attempts for 402 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Jones threw with great accuracy all day, connecting on multiple deep passes including one 50+ yard connection to John Ross that led to a touchdown. Ross fumbled the ball at the goal line and recovered in the end zone. A defacto touchdown for Daniel Jones. Jones also added 27 rushing yards (429 total yards on the day) plus a 2-point conversion on a rushing play.

Superstar running back Saquon Barkley had a breakout performance today. Barkley ran the ball 13 times for 52 yards, 1 game-winning rushing touchdown, and was electric in the receiving game. Saquon caught 5 passes for 74 receiving yards and one huge touchdown.

The Giants got the most out of their playmakers today. Kenny Golladay topped 100 receiving yards for the first time this season (116 yards on 6 receptions). Kadarius Toney shredded ankles en route to a 6 reception, 78-yard performance. John Ross III caught 3 passes for 77 yards and one touchdown.

The New York Giants offensive line came to play today. Daniel Jones was kept clean and the offensive line allowed 0 sacks to the New Orleans Saints defense that features All-Pro pass-rusher Cameron Jordan.

The New York Giants’ defense also had a solid, bounce-back performance. James Bradberry came up big with an interception as the Giants held the Saints to only 21 points. It was a thrilling and important victory for the New York Giants today as they look to turn their season around.