The New York Giants won a thriller over the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card round of the postseason 31-24 to advance to the divisional round. This is the Giants’ first postseason win since Super Bowl XLII in 2012. Big Blue will travel to Philadelphia to face the first-seed Eagles on Saturday in the Divisional Round. It was a nail-biting victory, but the six-seed Giants prevailed. Here are your top five moments from Big Blue’s big win over the Vikings.
Top five moments from Giants vs Vikings
The first postseason touchdown of Saquon Barkley’s career
Saquon Barkley tied the game up on the Giants’ first possession with a 28-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter. Barkley finished the game with nine carries for 53 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
Isaiah Hodgins gives the Giants an early lead
Daniel Jones connected with Isaiah Hodgins on a 14-yard touchdown pass at the end of the first quarter to give the Giants an early lead. This was Hodgins’s fifth touchdown in six weeks.
Daniel Bellinger puts the Giants ahead in the second half
Rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger made an impact, scoring a wide-open touchdown in the third quarter to give the Giants a 10-point lead.
Saquon Barkley turns into a semi-truck on the game-winning touchdown
The New York Giants put the ball in the hands of Saquon Barkley on the goal line to extend their lead to the final score of 31-24. Barkley ran threw opposing defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson and powered his way to the go-ahead touchdown run.
Xavier McKinney makes the game-ending stop on fourth down
On fourth-and-eight with the game on the line, Kirk Cousins checked down short of the sticks and Xavier McKinney made the crucial tackle to secure the win and send the Giants to the Divisional Round of the 2023 postseason.
The New York Giants knocked off the three-seed Minnesota Vikings to gain their first postseason win in over a decade. The Giants will face the Eagles next week as they look to keep their season and dreams alive in a Divisional Round match against their division rivals. If Brian Daboll can coach his team to play the same way they did in Minnesota, they can hang with anyone in the NFL.