GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Giants played the 1,389th regular-season game in their 99-year history on Sunday and pulled off a remarkable comeback to make their 716th victory one of the most amazing and memorable they've ever delivered.
Trailing by 20 points after a first half in which they were shut out and by 21 points late in the third quarter, the Giants – who, remember, lost last week to Dallas, 40-0 - scored the game's final 24 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, to defeat the Arizona Cardinals, 31-28, in State Farm Stadium.
In the final 8:51 of the game, Saquon Barkley and Isaiah Hodgins scored touchdowns and Graham Gano kicked the game-winning field goal (a 34-yarder with 19 seconds remaining).
The Giants rallied from a 21-point deficit to win for just the third time in their history – once in 1945, once in 1949 and Sunday, thanks largely to a remarkable performance by Daniel Jones, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for another.
The Giants improved to 1-1 and play San Francisco on the road on Thursday. Arizona fell to 0-2.
"I'm proud of how resilient the guys were," coach Brian Daboll said. "They didn't focus on the scoreboard, and that's a hard thing to do. We are a production business and to focus on just doing your job."
"I think we always remain confident," Jones said of the team's attitude coming off the poor first half. "Just getting back to simple execution, and trusting it, seeing it, and ripping it. We had some opportunities to make plays in the first half. We didn't do it and I knew that it'd be there. I just had to execute, give our guys a chance to make those plays and we did it and built off of it going forward."
View photos from the Giants' 31-28 comeback victory over the Cardinals in Glendale.