Experts break down Week 2 win
There is no understating the performance by the Giants in the second half of Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
The Giants went into the locker room at the end of the second quarter down 20-0. Through the first three halves of the 2023 season, they had been outscored 60-0 by the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. But the drought ended there.
After exchanging touchdowns to start the third quarter, the Giants found themselves down 28-7 with 9:34 remaining in the third quarter. Daniel Jones led the offense to four consecutive scoring drives (three touchdowns and the game-winning field goal) while the defense held strong as the Giants scored 24 unanswered points to defeat the Cardinals, 31-28. The 21-point comeback win matched the largest in franchise history (12/2/1945 vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 10/30/1949 vs. Chicago Cardinals) and the biggest in the Super Bowl Era.
On ESPN's "Get Up" Monday morning, former defensive back Ryan Clark and former head coach Rex Ryan, both of whom now serve as NFL analysts for ESPN, praised Jones, coach Brian Daboll and the whole Giants team.
"It was Daniel Jones getting going, it was Daniel Jones' confidence, Daniel Jones' legs that got this team back in the game, and then they incorporated Saquon Barkley," said Clark. "This could be one of those turning point moments for a young quarterback and their offense."
"What had spoke to me, it spoke volumes about the culture of that building to me and that coach, Brian Daboll," Ryan added about the team's second half comeback.
Clark and Ryan were far from the only former players/coaches to talk highly of the Giants following their big win.
ESPN's Dan Orlovsky and NFL Network's Brian Baldinger both took to social media to break down some plays by the Giants offense, praising both the players and coaches for the execution and play call alike.
View photos from the Giants' 31-28 comeback victory over the Cardinals in Glendale.