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Post-game quotebook: What the Giants were saying after beating New Orleans in OT

Giants react to victory over Saints

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What were the New York Giants saying after Sunday’s 27-21 overtime victory against the Ne Orleans Saints? Let’s go inside the locker room and find out.

Head coach Joe Judge on what the win said about the Giants ...

“Look, we’re just sticking to the process. I’ve been talking about this for the last three to four weeks, even going back into training camp. Everyone wants to come in here right now and have a big emotional reaction, but the fact of the matter is we’re going to go back and watch this tape and identify things that we need to correct. It wasn’t perfect today. There’s things we did well and that we’ll need to do moving forward. We can’t keep riding this rollercoaster every week. For us, we need to look at the tape from the last few weeks and understand who we are as a team. To get the results, we have to play a certain way.

Judge on Saquon Barkley’s performance ...

“I’ve said this before about Saquon, everybody has seen how much and how hard he’s worked with the adversity he’s seen and had to overcome. This wasn’t a small injury (torn ACL) that he’s had to work and battle through. He’s gone through a lot of things, but he’s always kept the team first in everything he’s done, and they see that. There’s a reason he was selected as a captain by his teammates and to represent them with how he works and performs on the field. In terms of seeing him have success, it’s collective success. It is everyone’s win. Saquon obviously punched the ball in at the end to close it out. That’s what we wanted, to get the ball back and finish the game out right there. That’s what we were able to do.”

Judge on Kadarius Toney’s play ...

“ ... when the ball came his way, he made plays. He’s a guy that we know has talent, he’s a very competitive guy, and a guy that has the ability to make big plays. I think you are starting to see a lot of that on the field in the games. We see it at practice on a pretty regular basis. It is not a surprise to us that he makes those plays. It was not something we had to diagram and gadget. He’s a part of this offense every week. We’re calling plays and he’s out there making them.”

Judge on whether Daniel Jones proved he is a franchise quarterback ...

“Look, I love Daniel. He had a heck of a game today. I am going to leave that right there. I’m not going to sit here and make broad picture statements and headline-type things. If you’re asking me if he’s our quarterback, as I have said consistently, Daniel Jones is our quarterback. However, you want to label that and go forward with that, you guys can put that in the paper. I am very proud of how he came down here and prepared throughout the week and performed in that environment against that defense.”

Daniel Jones on finally winning a game ...

“It felt great. This team has been battling now, but we haven’t gotten the results. This one went down to the last minute. We are excited ... “Hopefully, we can build off it. The goal is to use the momentum as we prepare for next week. There are still things that we are going to have to clean up and do better. We will focus on that and use the momentum.”

Jones on the play of the offense ...

“We have shown glimpses of what we can be as an offense throughout these first four games. We were more consistent with it today. We made a few more plays. We made the plays when they counted. I think that is the capability of this offense. We have got to keep doing it. It wasn’t perfect. There are things that we have to getter better and clean up. We have the potential to make a lot of plays and we have to keep doing it.”

Kenny Golladay on the success of the passing game ...

“It goes with the week leading up to the game. We had some good stuff put in. We hit it in practice and it showed in the game. If you look at it, all of the receivers had a part and did their job. I felt like everyone in the receivers room did a great job of helping Daniel Jones out. He put it on us.”

Saquon Barkley on his 54-yard touchdown reception ...

“We tried to run that play earlier and I saw that he was sitting out. Daniel (Jones) and I had a conversation that it could be there. I stood ready for it. He gave me a great ball. When you get one-on-one with a safety, then you have to make that guy miss. I was able to do that. It’s kind of cool when you can see things before it happens. He and I were on the same page. I just went up to him and said great ball and heck of a play.”

Jabrill Peppers on knowing the Giants would win the game when they won the OT coin toss ...

“Definitely, especially with the way the flow of the game was going. They had a chance to put us away, but we made some huge stops. The offense started making plays. We had to win that coin toss. Tails wasn’t working for us earlier. It hasn’t been working at all for me this year. I wanted to go heads. Coach wanted to go heads. Saquon wanted to go heads. When it was heads, I had this feeling that we were going to finish this thing off.”