Giants-Ravens ‘Kudos & Wet Willies’: Good times keep rolling for Giants

The “don’t fold” New York Giants did it once more on Sunday, coming from in the back of to earn some other disenchanted victory, this one over the Baltimore Ravens by means of a 24-20 rating. Let’s get to some other celebratory ‘Kudos & Wet Willies’ assessment.

Kudos to …

Julian Love — The fourth-year protection picked a heckuva time for the Giants’ first interception of the season. He took good thing about an ill-advised throw from a panicked Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson to set the Giants up for the eventual game-winning landing.

Love additionally had a couple of passes defensed.

Love stated he used to be “kind of just baiting” Jackson to throw the ball, and “thankfully I made the play in a critical situation.”

Kayvon Thibodeaux — Giants enthusiasts have been ready … and ready for the No. 5 general select to get his first NFL sack. He couldn’t have picked a extra dramatic second, coming off the brink to swat the ball out of Jackson’s arms with 1:40 to head, the play that sealed the Giants’ newest fantastic victory when Leonard Williams recovered the fumble.

Dexter Lawrence — The 340-ish-pound defensive take on says he simply desires to break video games. He has been doing all of it season, and Sunday used to be no other. First, the large guy performed a fantastic 57 of 59 snaps (97 p.c). Lawrence had a sack, a take on for loss, two quarterback hits and batted down a move. He is taking part in probably the most dominant soccer of his four-year NFL profession.

Daniel Jones — Ho-hum. Another week, some other late-fourth quarter game-winning force for Jones — his fourth of the season. True, this one used to be simply 13 yards. The actually spectacular force for Jones used to be the 12-play, 75-yard fourth-quarter landing force with the Giants trailing, 20-10. He made massive throws to Marcus Johnson and Wan’Dale Robinson all through that force, and threw an 8-yard scoring move to tight finish Daniel Bellinger.

Yes, Jones had best 173 yards passing. He made giant throws at giant times, despite the fact that, and continues to play successful soccer. That’s in point of fact all you’ll ask.

Wan’Dale Robinson — The second-round select returned after a four-week absence because of a knee harm, and temporarily confirmed what the Giants were lacking. He performed simply 15 snaps, however had 3 catches for 37 yards, together with a 5-yard landing. He will get an additional ‘Kudo’ for giving the ball from his landing to his mother, Victoria Davis.

“She’s the one that really was the one that raised me ever since I was five years old with my dad not being there,” Robinson stated.

Daniel Bellinger — The rookie tight finish has turn out to be a crucial a part of the Giants’ offense. Sunday, he had a career-best 5 receptions for 38 yards and a landing. He has become rather a worth for a fourth-round select.

Gary Brightwell — I’ve been crucial of his paintings returning kickoffs all season, so I’ve to present him his due. Brightwell had a 47-yard second-quarter kickoff go back to arrange the Giants first landing. Brightwell made a great reduce, then were given about 27 yards of the go back on his personal, breaking no less than 3 tackles.

Sterling Shepard — What? Why is Shepard, on IR with a torn ACL, getting a ‘Kudos’? Well, because of this:

As the Giants have been rallying down the stretch the veteran large receiver used to be status on a bench waving towels to hype the gang and exhorting his teammates as they earned some other sudden victory. The man can’t play, however he’s no longer precisely pouting. Good for him.

Saquon Barkley — His longest run of the day used to be best 8 yards, and he stuck 3 passes for best 12 extra. Barkley, despite the fact that, confirmed toughness and made performs that had to be made. He carried 22 times for 83 yards and scored the game-winning landing after lacking a play when he took a shot at the mushy shoulder he injured ultimate week vs. the Green Bay Packers.

Wet Willies to …

Overall run protection — The Ravens averaged 8.1 yards in line with elevate. Kenyon Drake ran wild with 119 yards on simply 10 carries. Drake had a couple of 30-yard runs, one for a landing. Lamar Jackson chipped in 77 yards on simply seven carries.

First-half offense — The Giants have finished an excellent process of creating halftime changes and taking part in smartly offensively in a lot of video games this 12 months. That used to be once more the case on Sunday. Problem is, they keep stumbling via first halves and digging themselves holes they’ve to check out and climb out of.

The Giants had best 90 internet yards of offense within the first 1/2, with Barkley getting simply 14 yards dashing on six carries.

This has turn out to be a weekly development, suffering on offense within the first 1/2 and selecting up steam in the second one. If the Giants’ offense may get started video games how it has been completing them, those video games is probably not elevating everybody’s blood force rather as a lot.

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