Giants beat Jaguars 23-17, move to 6-1

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The formula for the Giants has been well established this season and they followed it to another win in Jacksonville.

The Giants have shown week after week that they do not get put off by playing from behind and they trailed the Jaguars for most of Sunday’s game before pulling ahead for good in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Daniel Jones gave the team the winning points with a one-yard touchdown run with just over five minutes left to play.

That score put the Giants up 20-17 and the Jaguars had a quick three-and-out to give the Giants back the ball a little more than a minute later. The Jaguars only had one timeout left and three Saquon Barkley runs for 40 yards made it look like the Giants would have no problem running out the clock.

Issues staying in-bounds cost Barkley, however, and Graham Gano eventually came in to kick a field goal with just over a minute left on the clock that moved the Giants lead to 23-17. The Jags had time for one last gasp and Giants penalties allowed them to keep plugging away. The last of them was a roughing the passer call on defensive lineman Leonard Williams on a 28-yard completion to Marvin Jones, which gave the Jags the ball at the 17-yard-line with 19 seconds left to play.

After a pair of incompletions, Trevor Lawrence hit Christian Kirk just outside the end zone but cornerback Fabian Moreau and other Giants defenders got him down and time expired before the Jags could run another play.

Barkley struggled for much of the day, but his strong finish meant that he had 24 carries for 110 yards. That was enough to lead the team in rushing, although not by much. Jones ran 11 times for 107 yards and also went 19-of-30 for 202 yards and a touchdown.

Both players came into the season with big questions about their futures with the Giants, but they have been major drivers of the 6-1 start to the year and that has opened the door for the team to go in many different directions come the offseason.

For now, though, they will focus on a trip to Seattle for an attempt to move to 7-1 before their bye week. The 2-5 Jaguars will remain at home to face the Broncos and try to snap a four-game losing streak.

Some of the things they did on Sunday would aid that effort. Travis Etienne ran 14 times for 114 yards and a touchdown, but he fumbled inside the Giants’ 5-yard-line for the game’s lone turnover and that miscue played a big role in the final result. Trevor Lawrence was 20-of-39 for 266 yards and ran for another touchdown, but got stopped short on a fourth down from the Giants’ 20 early in the fourth quarter.

The Giants drove for the go-ahead touchdown on the ensuing drive and Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson will likely be asked about passing on a field goal at that point. Given the Giants’ knack for pulling games out, though, any choice might have ended with the same result.

 

27 responses to “Giants beat Jaguars 23-17, move to 6-1

  1. The refs tried taking the game from the Giants with every call they could pull out. Justice that the Jags fell a yard short!

  2. Play of the game by 37 of the Gaints to catch that guy and keep him out of the end zone.

  3. RamblinRandall says:
    October 23, 2022 at 4:39 pm
    By far the worst 6 and 1 team to ever exist in NFL

    Undoubtedly this is based on your “expert” opinion? And people like you can whine and crab all you want. The Giants are, in fact, 6 and 1.

  4. I have no idea how the completely talentless Giants are winning. Great coaching. Please feel free to thumb me down but you know this is a bottom 5 roster.

  5. Barkley slid inbounds as Blandino said, shin, possibly ankle hit. Dexter Lawrence flagged for roughing the passer grabbing Trevor Lawrence jersey (LT called he will no longer watch games under this Goodellian administration). Looks like refs are trying to stop DayBolt. Remember Burress shot himself at 11-1 and Flo’s Steelers win SB. Tom Coughlin has weighed in, PFT post his comment. Giants WIN in Jacksonville 1st time.

    If you’re going to delete this post, please edit instead for compliance with site rules.

  6. The poster who said this was worst 6-1 team, remember this team beat Packers and Ravens who despite record are not bums.

  7. Kirk should’ve gone down once he got hit. They would get one more shot. Another G-Men win

  8. Geno Smith is looking to return the favor for Giants to end his career but Kenneth Walker is a problem.

  9. Proves that coaching matters. Impressive that they have gotten so much out of a team that has objectively is so lacking in talent.

  10. Seriously Flo, how did Dexter Lawrence get roughing the passer for grabbing Trevor Lawrence’s jersey. Keep watching the replays to try to defend the league. Then on SNF, say the play was clean. LT is the league’s trophy AND He hates this.

  11. You are what your record says you are. 6-1 is 6-1. There is no asterisk after your record. The giants played hard all game and showed toughness, tenacity, and a great blue collar mentality when they lost three starters during the game. Very proud of this team. Very proud to be a lifelong giants fan now.

  12. . 6-1 is 6-1. There is no asterisk after your record. The giants played hard all game and showed toughness, tenacity, and a great blue collar mentality when they lost three starters during the game. Very proud of this team. Very proud to be a lifelong giants fan now.

  13. Not only is it time to stop making the Giants underdogs, not only is it time for the sports media to believe the Giants are really 6-1, but it’s time to stop the commentary that there’s no/little talent on the roster. You don’t win 6 out of 7 (and lose that one game by just one score) in the NFL without talent.

  14. Chue, sounds like sour grapes with Ramblin Randall. Wonder what the record of his team is? And just remember what Bill Parcells said, “You are what your record is”. The Giants are 6-1. Good, bad, indifferent, we are 6-1.

  15. Like seriously Flo, how did Dexter Lawrence get roughing the passer for grabbing Trevor Lawrence’s jersey. Keep watching the replays to try to defend the league. Then on SNF, say the play was clean. LT is the league’s trophy AND He hates this and he will talk to you. LT is done with this, he will tell you.

  16. I can’t understand how the giants pull every game out, it makes no sense. They’re competitive in every game because they do have good coaching & a great rb but teams constantly beat themselves the same way. Bad turnover that costs or gives up points & giants win by 3 or 4. Today that happened with a fumble on the 1. Once teams start making the giants beat them & stop beating themselves, they’ll stop winning

  17. Seriously question with these roughing the passer calls, is Goddell trying to retire? Just retire…

  18. To be balanced, The Giants have 5 divisional games remaining. The other 4: Indy, Houston, Detroit and Minnesota. Those division games will determine their season. Could be a first round bye(if they win division games) or miss playoffs.

  19. I thought Beckham would sign this past week. I was wrong he didn’t, they signed Robinson to the active roster. Beckham appears not to be ready. Well duh! He wants to sign early to learn the offense. Sign him before he’s healthy or he will go elsewhere.

  20. Jones, Barkley and others deserve credit, but what a tackle that was at the one. Last few years Giants miss that tackle.

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