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5 things we learned: 'Resilient' Giants make history


The Giants put together the franchise's largest comeback in the Super Bowl Era in Week 2 as they emerged from Glendale with a 31-28 victory.

After falling behind 20-0 at halftime, the Giants came out firing in the second half, led by quarterback Daniel Jones. More on that later.

The Giants (1-1) will now stay in Arizona until Wednesday before traveling to San Francisco for their Week 3 matchup against the 49ers (2-0) on Thursday Night Football.

Here are five things we learned in the thrilling Week 2 victory.

1. Giants mount historic comeback

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.

"Every game is different," Daboll said after the win. "Every game you fight through some adversity. Tonight was a good example of being resilient and playing the next play and focusing on the next series. They did their job in the second half. I thought we did a good job on third down. Had some explosive, chunk plays. Made some timely stops at the end of the game. Made the game-winning field goal.

"So, we played much better, and coached much better in the second half. You hope they don't all start out 20 to nothing. We didn't do a good enough job in the first half, but fortunately came out and executed well situationally. I think four-of-four in the red zone. Offensively, almost 65 percent on third down. That usually gets you some points. And (we) made some big plays."

View photos from the Giants' 31-28 comeback victory over the Cardinals in Glendale.