Giants get tricky, shock Titans with game-winning two-point conversion

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You knew that the New York Giants’ offense would be different with new head coach Brian Daboll in charge. The former Bills offensive coordinator, known for his effective imagination in calling an offense, may have deferred play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, but the Giants’ opener against the Tennessee Titans showed not only some new trickerations, but also Daboll’s impatience with nonsensical throws — something that helped Josh Allen on his own journey.

When Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, on his last chance with his only NFL team, threw this pick to Titans safety Amani Hooker, Daboll had no issue letting his guy have an earful over it.

Daboll and Kafka undoubtedly knew that they’d have to scheme Jones out of his own limitations, and that happened to a point on the Jones touchdown pass to Chris Myarick…

…but it was really unlocked on the two-point conversion shovel pass from Jones to Saquin Barkley which put the Giants up, 21-20, with 1:06 left in the game.

The Titans drove downfield after that, but Randy Bullock missed a 47-yard field goal as time expired, and the Giants had their first season-opening win in six years.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire