Giants Defense Stands Up Huge Against Washington
On an afternoon where they wore the uniforms synonymous with the great Giants teams of the 1980s and early 90’s, Big Blue’s defense had to leave the likes of Lawrence Taylor and Carl Banks smiling with their effort.
For the first time this season, the Giants came to play old school Giants football on Sunday.
Their defense got after Washington quarterback Sam Howell, stuffed the Commander ground attack, blocked a field goal, and otherwise pulverized the Washington Commanders in a 14-7 win, Sunday.
Howell, who came into the game as the most sacked quarterback in the NFL, was sacked six times and threw one interception. He came close to throwing a pick six when outside linebacker Kavon Thiboudeaux had the ball in his grasp with daylight in front of him before dropping the football.
The dropped pick-six was the only fopaux for Thibs who had four tackles, 1.5 sacks and two quarterback hits on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Tyrod Taylor and the Giants offense were again unspectacular, but they didn’t have to be flashy. The veteran quarterback got the job done. He threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns. His first score coming on a 15-yard cut-in to Darren Waller in the second quarter that gave Big Blue a 7-0 lead.
Later, Taylor stepped up in the pocket and hit Saquon Barkley in the flat for a 32-yard catch and run as the Giants opened up a 14-0 advantage.
Will Giants Commit to Tyrod?
It’s too early to tell if the Giants will commit to Tyrod Taylor going forward. Daniel Jones is still recovering from a neck injury.
The Giants (2-5) face the New York Jets (3-3) next Sunday at 1 p.m. The Giants are the home team this season. While the Jets come in with one of the league’s best defenses, the Giants have to feel good about their defense keeping pace after their play the past two weeks.