It was a roller coaster ride for the New York Giants in Sunday’s NFC Wild Card round against the hosts Minnesota Vikings. This was Big Blue’s first postseason appearance since 2016. As the Giants pulled off a 31-24 victory in Minnesota, they found success not only in the face of adversity for the G-Men, but also in the turmoil and confusion that was interposed.
Fans rejoiced as the clock struck midnight. New Yorkers celebrated with glee and shouted their adoration for the franchise when it moved to watch another playoff game, thanks to the franchise’s quarterback.
Check out all the reactions from G-Men fans during Sunday’s contest, starting with the game’s first drive and ending with Kirk Cousins’ game-ending fourth down gaffe.
Star receiver Justin Jefferson recorded four catches on Minnesota’s opening drive, and Kirk Cousins scored on the goal line to give the home team an early lead. Cousins made all seven of his pass attempts during his 75-yard drive, putting fear in the hearts of New Yorkers.
But Daniel Jones and company didn’t put their tails on. Star running back his Saquon Barkley quickly fought back with his ramper scoring 28 yards and cornered all the way to the field. Suddenly, a Big Blue fan is back in the driver’s seat.
Saquon usually gets the highlights and ink of the season, but it was one man, “Danny Dimes,” who stole the show early on Sunday.Jones He hooked up with Isiah Hodgins on a 14-yard scoring strike to open up a 14-7 lead late in the first quarter. rice field.
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to share most of these tweets. [bleeping] Dime”.
NYG took over 10 minutes in a 20-play drive, but a Graham Gano field goal extended the lead to 17-7. Giants fans were disappointed after penalties forced them to settle on three points.
One Twitter user even penalized a self-imposed push-up as compensation for the team’s mistake.
The Vikings cut the Giants’ lead to 17-14 at the half, but after Jones connected with a short strike on Daniel Bellinger, the G-Men scored on their first drive of the third quarter to extend the 2-point lead. Recovered: 24-14 .
Minnesota answered the bell with an Irv Smith TD to close the gap to 24-21, followed by a Greg Joseph field goal to start the fourth quarter and tie the score at 24-24. Moderate panic began to set in for New York fans.
But fans were quickly reminded that there is no smoking in New York. New Yorkers felt bold and empowered again.
A crucial fourth down attempt on his own side of the field sent Giants fans into a frenzy. Daniel Jones eventually converted a first down by a QB sneak, but it split the fanbase on Twitter.
The conversion allowed the Giants to cut the clock down to 3:03, but Darius Slayton committed a brutal drop on third down, forcing the G-Men to punt to Minnesota. The fanbase turned on him immediately.
With less than two minutes to play, Minnesota trailed the ball 31-24. Giants fans became increasingly nervous with each subsequent Kirk he Cousins pass attempt.
But in typical Kirk Cousins fashion, he fumbled on his fourth down attempt, hitting 2-yard passes on the fourth and eighth. The clock struck 0:00 on him and the Giants clinched his 31-24 win.