The New York Giants improved to 5-7 on the season after its 17-12 win over the Seahawks on Sunday. The team has now won four straight games following its 1-7 start.
New York was playing without starting quarterback Daniel Jones, and the offense struggled early as a result. They did not score in the first half. However, the defense held the third-ranked Seattle offense to just three points in the first half. Seattle scored thanks to a safety on a blocked punt late in the second quarter.
The Giants finally got the offense going in the third. On its second drive of the quarter, Wayne Gallman took a 60-yard run deep into Seattle territory. Alfred Morris would score from four yards out two plays later. The Giants converted the two-point attempt to go up 8-5. Following a Seattle turnover on downs, Morris scored again, this time on a six-yard pass from Colt McCoy.
Leading 17-12 with just under two minutes left, the Giants defense needed one more stop to win. Seattle got the ball to the Giants 46-yard line before Leonard Williams got his second sack of the game. On 4th and 18, Russell Wilson‘s Hail Mary attempt was incomplete as the Giants celebrated the win.
McCoy completed 13 of 22 passes for 105 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Gallman ran for 135 yards on just 16 carries. Morris ran for 39 yards on eight carries and two touchdowns. The Giants ran for 190 yards in total.
The Giants defense continued to shine, holding the Seattle offense to just 327 total yards. They totaled five sacks and two takeaways. Rookie Darnay Holmes recorded his first career interception. Williams recorded 2.5 sacks, giving him a total of 8.5 on the year, a new career best.
The Giants (5-7) will head back home next week to take on the Arizona Cardinals (6-6).
(Photo: Elaine Thompson/ Associated Press)
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