Giants fans everywhere were in panic mode after they started 0-2 for the second year in a row. No one was safe from the scrutiny. But fans can now relax as they knocked off the Texans 27-22. The overall performance was night and day from what we saw in the first two weeks. People all across Twitter had plenty to say about the game.
Give Shurmur and his staff credit. They made personnel changes, schematic changes and gave big players chance to make plays, especially the QB.— Mike Francesa (@MikeFrancesa) September 23, 2018
Another huge improvement came from a more balanced approach to the play calling, and not abandoning the run game early. Barkley saw a bump in his carriers from 11 to 17, and Eli did not launch 40 plus passes.
Giants finished with 27 runs, 29 passes. BALANCE, folks. Balance.— Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) September 23, 2018
This revitalized game plan paved the way for 379 total yards of offense, 114 rush yards, and 297 passing yards from manning.
Big move for Big Blue: The #Giants spent the week preparing RT Chad Wheeler to play significant snaps and sources now say that he’s expected to start. That means former first-round pick Ereck Flowers would be headed to the bench.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 23, 2018
Flowers did a great job staying on the bench and being as far away from game as possible. If you think about it, he technically didn’t give up any sacks or QB hits.
The Giants are benching Ereck Flowers for Chad Wheeler.... pic.twitter.com/HvxOkXhZ4I— Kevin Abrams Burner Account (@NYG_GM) September 23, 2018
Giants fans everywhere can rest easy tonight now that they have secured their first victory of the year. Today was finally a full, complete game across the board. In particular it is a foundation for them to build on going forward and learn from. But they need to come ready to play next weekend against the mighty New Orleans Saints.