The New York Giants They imposed themselves 31-24 to the Minnesota Vikings in a game where the New Yorkers surprised the league, leaving the third best ranked player in the entire league on the road. National Conference.
the quarterback daniel jones passed for 301 yards and two scores in his postseason debut, while Saquon Barkley added 53 yards and two rushing touchdowns to prevail in the Wild Card Round.
The penultimate game of the Sunday day opened with the locals imposing conditions, covering 70 yards in just over six minutes and getting the annotation six thanks to one quarterback Kirk Cousins’ one-yard run.
However, it only took three minutes for the offense of the giants respond, since, after a 28-yard carry of Saquon Barkley, they evened the board at seven per team.
Before the end of the first quarter, it was once again the visiting team that found the promised area, and now, in just three minutes, they crowned the series to go up 14-7 thanks to a short pass from the quarterback Daniel Jones to Isaiah Hodgins. The drive was made possible by a monumental 47-yard play on a pass to Darius Slayton.
NY increased his lead with a Graham Gano field goal after consuming more than 10 minutes of the clock, but before going to the break, the Vikings they found their rhythm again and, with a short pass to KJ Osborn, cousins reduced the gap to only three points, 17-14.
Coming back from the locker room, it didn’t take long for the giants resume the game and with good passes from Jones found the diagonals for increase the lead to 10 points over the Vikings. The annotation was through Daniel Bellinger in a pass from his namesake.
However, the Minnesota finally showed why they qualified as the third best seed in the nfc and they returned to bring the board closer to only three differencecombining passes to Thielen Y Hockensonand ending with a short send to Irvin Smith.
In their next series, after stopping the New Yorkers, the Nordics scored another field goal to tie the game again at 24. However, the giants They retook the initiative, and in an attack helped by a couple of penalties, they recovered lead by seven with another score by Barkley on a run up the middle.
Minnesota had one last chance to send the game into overtime, but the defense of the big applecoupled with bad offensive decisions by the Vikingsprevailed and sealed an improbable 31-24 victory in the Wild Card Round.
Now, NY will visit at Philadelphia Eaglesbest planted of all the National Conferencethe following week to look to keep his season alive.
the rest of the Wild Card Round will be played as follows:
Saturday January 14
Seattle Seahawks 23-41 San Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles Chargers 30-31 Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday January 15
Miami Dolphins 31-34 Buffalo Bills
New York Giants 31-24 Minnesota Vikings
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 7:15 p.m.
Monday January 16
Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7:30 p.m.