With the win, the Giants improve to 1-1 on the season and get a little momentum going ahead of a Thursday night showdown with the San Francisco 49ers.
Although there is a lot to feel good about, there are also multiple areas the Giants need to improve upon or clean up. But before we look forward, let’s look back.
Here are the snap counts that contributed to the Giants’ miracle victory.
Offensive snaps: 68
Defensive snaps: 65
Special teams snaps: 28
Rookie wide receiver Jalin Hyatt saw more snaps (14) than Sterling Shepard (10), which is an interesting substory coming out of the game. It could be because Shepard is still working his way back but it’d be interesting to hear head coach Brian Daboll address that.
There was almost no running back rotation to speak of with Saquon Barkley taking every single snap prior to injuring his ankle with just under 2:00 to play.
The fact that linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux was on the field for 94 percent of the defensive snaps and had almost no impact at all is alarming. It’s equally concerning that defensive lineman Leonard Williams had little impact on 38 snaps.