"Told the team we're gonna smile. We're gonna enjoy this," Coughlin said following his first chance to talk about a victory since Week 5. "We work hard for a win, we finally got it after many weeks of starving."
Coughlin did say he "wasn't very pleased" with the celebration by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Antrel Rolle that drew a penalty.
"That part of it bothered me, it did," Coughlin said.
Andre Williams had a career-best 131 yards rushing.
"This is definitely a special day," Williams said.
Defensive tackle Markus Kuhn scooped up a fumble and score the first touchdown of his career, and the Giants first defensive score of the season.
"That moment I probably won't forget," Kuhn said. "The most important thing is we got a win today. We had to stop up an D and we did a good job today."
Devon Kennard had two of the Giants' eight quarterback sacks."We played pretty well the last few weeks but we haven't finished," Kennard said. "Today we finally got over that hump.
"We were just fed up, man."