Giants upset Ravens to improve to 5-1

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No one thought the Giants could possibly start this season 5-1. Except, perhaps, head coach Brian Daboll.

As Daboll continues to be the runaway Coach of the Year favorite, the Giants earned perhaps their most impressive win of the season today, 24-20 over the Ravens.

The win was thanks largely to the Giants’ defense forcing two late turnovers from Lamar Jackson, an interception and a fumble, and to smart and efficient play from Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley.

The smartest play from Barkley came at the end of the game, when the Ravens were poised to let the Giants score a touchdown in a desperate attempt to get the ball back. Barkley recognized what was happening and slid at the 2-yard line to keep the clock running.

The loss is a major disappointment for the Ravens, who fall to 3-3 and aren’t running away with the AFC North the way some thought they would. This was a game the Ravens had every chance to win, but didn’t.

But the Giants are now major contenders in the NFC playoff race. And Daboll isn’t just a contender for Coach of the Year, he’s the obvious choice.

52 responses to “Giants upset Ravens to improve to 5-1

  1. Giants haven’t scored 30 in a very long time. Barkley could have had the 30th point but the guaranteed W is better.

  2. Why is it considered an upset? The Giants frankly are a better team. Raven pass defense and red zone offense stink. Those are kind of important parts of being a good team. They’d better figure it out quickly, or this might be Harbaugh’s last year there.

  3. Even smarter play by Barkley was that he slid after getting the first down at the gl, not just when he saw they wanted him to score .. Dbl recognition

  4. Lamar Jackson, as a passer, did not look good at all. Maybe people should slow the talk of him being the highest paid QB in the league. Games like this are reason to give the Ravens pause.

  5. All the comments not calling this an upset. What was the line? This WAS an upset. Give some credit instead of dissing Baltimore. Baltimore is a very good football, Harbaugh is an excellent head coach. Baltimore led most of the game, Giants hung around and made 2 big plays defensive at a crucial point in the game.

  6. Hey Ravens fans if you don’t want Jackson or don’t want to pay him, watch him quietly or not so quietly sign with the Dolphins.

  7. Well, the last two games have shown us yet again that Lamar can’t throw when he needs to and makes big mistakes at key times. I’m not hearing all those “MVP” chants as much… it’s the same old story every year. He puts up big numbers in a few games against weaker teams, and regresses quickly when his flaws as a QB continue to show themselves week in and week out.

  8. After 6 games, Barkley trails Nick Chubb by 33 yards. Someone is going to get franchised.

  9. fordbw says:
    October 16, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    Lamar Jackson can beat you with his arm, his legs, and his mind.
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    And his hands, when he fumbles. Oh wait, are you talking about beating the Ravens or the other team?

  10. Does this mean the G’s have to sign Jones long term n Lamar as he shoulda signed is now starting to squirm ??? while tommy is throwing another tantrum as guess he can’t yell at the divorce lawyer huh n aron over there in GB is just shaking his head as cept for a few teams will the whole league finish near 500 this year ??

  11. Not even at the halfway mark, and we have “obvious” choices for any annual award?? Chicken little stuff strikes again. How about a monthly award, and let the season continue to play out for another ELEVEN WEEKS.

  12. Lamar Jackson showing his “talents” again. Ravens will NEVER sniff a Super Bowl with him at Quarterback…especially with him wanting to eat so much of the salary cap.

  13. While that pathetic excuse of a baseball manager Aaron Boone is blowing games left and right in the Bronx, the Jets and Giants are out there shutting up all the haters and winning as TD underdogs.

    They are carrying New York right now. Football in the city finally looks exciting again.

  14. Daboll for coach of the year even if they don’t win any more games this season. The Giants are playing like they used to not a laughing stock anymore. They look legit down 24-10 in the 4 th and came back, never gave up and got turnovers.

  15. Daboll for coach of the year even if they don’t win any more games this season. The Giants are playing like they used to not a laughing stock anymore. They look legit down 24-10 in the 4 th and came back, never gave up and got turnovers.

  16. donttrollonme says:
    October 16, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    Sorry NFL media.

    The Giants are 5-1.

    Deal with it
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    Shhhh. Trying to fly under the radar.

  17. pologroundsvet says:
    October 16, 2022 at 4:38 pm
    C’mon Yankees. Make it a Sunday Trifecta.

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    Not holding my breath. They are HORRIBLY managed and Brian Cashman is the biggest fraud this side of the Mississippi

  18. Not worried about the Ravens. Key pieces are there, just need to play smarter football. Everything is fixable at this point. They don’t need Lamar to be a great passer to win it all. Look what the Rams did with Pick 6 Stafford.

  19. mongonation says:
    October 16, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    pologroundsvet says:
    October 16, 2022 at 4:38 pm
    C’mon Yankees. Make it a Sunday Trifecta.

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    Not holding my breath. They are HORRIBLY managed and Brian Cashman is the biggest fraud this side of the Mississippi
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    Another letdown on what was once looked at as 115 win team and Arod could be their manager.

  20. Tha Nino Man says:
    October 16, 2022 at 4:12 pm
    Thibs first career sack came well right on cue.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    They call me MR. Tibbs!

  21. Ravens haven’t been the same since Dalton knocked them out of the 2017 playoffs…

  22. Lamarr Jackson sucks ! Any team that will give him a big contract should have their head examined. Huntley is a far better QB than Jackson.

  23. At least one Jackson apologist showed up. And by playing “smarter football” do you mean having a “fixable” running QB who doesn’t cough up the ball when they can least afford it? Or simply close out games in the 4th quarter w/ double-digit leads?

  24. Giants upset Ravens to improve to 5-1
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    When a 4-1 team beats a 3-2 team it is NOT an upset, where do you people get this BS from? The team with the better record won and as Parcells said “you are what your record says you are”

  25. Impressive game by Lame from Baltimore. Since he is 83% of the offense, perhaps he could be a threw way player and suck all of the energy out of the team. Showboating, stat padding fraud!

  26. grant35 says:
    October 16, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    At least one Jackson apologist showed up. And by playing “smarter football” do you mean having a “fixable” running QB who doesn’t cough up the ball when they can least afford it? Or simply close out games in the 4th quarter w/ double-digit leads?
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    Nice. You can’t find one post about me applauding Lamar’s play after a game. All I ever say is he gets an unfair share of criticism compared to other QBs for what he has accomplished. Lamar is not a top 15 passer, never has been. But his legs can do damage which doesn’t seem to be taken into account. I love him for the Ravens style of play…it’s all I ever say.

  27. Please define “what he has accomplished”. He won an MVP what seems like ages ago. He is 1-4 in playoff gms. And he constantly coughs up gms when the team needs him most. He wants $50 Mill a yr. Please, please try to justify he deserves it because of “style of play”. When you try being your own agent when you never taken a law class in your entire life, please justify this “unfair share of criticism”. There is plenty QBs who get roasted in here. He gets it when it’s deserving – like for today’s dismal performance.

  28. The better team won today. Baltimore’s conditioning just isn’t there like it has been in years past, mostly to avoid another injury-riddled year like 2021.

    One bright spot for Baltimore was Queen. It was easily his best game as a Raven making tackles by going for the thighs, and not the head & shoulders like he usually does.

    Each game Baltimore has lost is because they couldn’t get pressure on the opposing QB in the 4th Qtr. They are an average team that has a ways to go if they expect to back into the playoffs.

  29. The never-ending excuses for Lamar are out tonight in full force. He has no WRs to throw to, his offensive line still stinks, the playcalling is bad, his defense isn’t any good. How about the fact that he’s now blown multiple games in the second half when the Ravens were cruising to easy victories because he made bad decisions, turned the ball over, and couldn’t make a single throw when it mattered? Why is it always, always everyone else’s fault and Lamar is never to blame? His two turnovers tonight in the 4th quarter were awful and cost you the game. It’s ok for Ravens fans to admit he was terrible tonight, and he’s been bad now for 3 straight games. But you can’t do it.

  30. DeefenseWins says:
    October 16, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    The never-ending excuses for Lamar are out tonight in full force. He has no WRs to throw to, his offensive line still stinks, the playcalling is bad, his defense isn’t any good. How about the fact that he’s now blown multiple games in the second half when the Ravens were cruising to easy victories because he made bad decisions, turned the ball over, and couldn’t make a single throw when it mattered? Why is it always, always everyone else’s fault and Lamar is never to blame? His two turnovers tonight in the 4th quarter were awful and cost you the game. It’s ok for Ravens fans to admit he was terrible tonight, and he’s been bad now for 3 straight games. But you can’t do it
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    Excuses for Lamar? Who, what, where? I rarely see excuses for Lamar. He definitely get his share of blame on these boards and then some, trust me on that one. And deservedly so after last game, but it’s just one game. Ravens are in first place in the division, as usual. I still love watching Lamar and the Ravens play, so all is good. You guys get on me about the criticism thing, but go to the other game recaps and see how much is mentioned about the losing QB, then go to the Ravens board, it is definitely not the same. All I ever say, that’s all.

  31. The Giants didn’t UPSET the Ravens. Lamar Jackson upset the Ravens and its entire fan base with 2 costly mental mistakes.

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