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Oct 16, 1:00 PM Ravens at Giants
Game 6
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Giants win over the Ravens 24-20

"The first quarter ended with no score, but the Ravens were controlling the ball way too long, and the Giants were lucky that they had missed on a 56-yard field goal attempt. Luck ran out for the Giants in the second quarter when Ravens running back Kenyan Drake broke free for a 30-yard touchdown run. It was troubling to hear that the Giants didn't have their act together, and had only ten men on the field for that play.
Things went back the Giants way on the kickoff, when Gary Brightwell returned the ball to the Giants 47-yard line. The Giants needed that as the offense had gone nowhere in all the drives before this. Daniel Jones managed to overcome two third-and-long plays, completing passes to Darius Slayton and Wan'Dale Robinson, before again hitting Robinson with a touchdown pass. The Ravens broke the tie to make it 10-7 with a field goal, and that was the score at the half.
The Giants didn't inspire confidence on their opening five-play drive of the second half. Jones was sacked once, and was up to three on the day. Next, the Ravens got down to the Giants 5-yard line before the defense toughened up. After three failed passing plays, they settled for a field goal. I was surprised, but glad that quarterback Lamar Jackson didn't try to use his feet in that situation. He and running back Kenyan Drake were tearing it up on the ground, and Jackson had been throwing a lot of incompletions in the first half.
The Giants came alive on their turn with a long seven and a half minute drive that got them down to the Ravens 5-yard line, but a third down sack on Jones kept them out of the end zone. Graham Gano came in and kicked a 34 yard field goal to cut into the Ravens lead, which was now 13-10 in their favor.
The Ravens looked unstoppable on their next drive, which ended with Jackson throwing a touchdown pass. That put them up 10 points with less than 13 minutes left in the game. The way they had just easily marched downfield, it didn't look like the Giants were going to pull this game out. It was real encouraging to see the Giants come right back, when Jones threw a touchdown pass to tight end Daniel Bellinger.
With more than half of the fourth quarter gone, it was up to the Giants defense to slow the Ravens down, and they came up big. Safety Julian Love intercepted Jackson's pass and returned it 27 yards, giving the Giants the ball at the Ravens 13-yard line. Three plays later, Barkley, who was injured earlier on, ran the ball one yard in for a touchdown to put the Giants ahead for the first time.
The Giants were now up 24-20 with less than two minutes remaining. Jackson started off his drive with an incomplete pass. Next play, linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux sacked Jackson and knocked the ball away, and Leonard Williams recovered the fumble at the Ravens 13-yard line. With less than a minute and a half left, the Giants had a chance to score again. Barkley ran 5 yards on the first play, and the Ravens called a timeout. On his next carry Barkley ran 6 yards, and stopped short after making that first down.
I would have liked to see Barkley score the touchdown, but now there was no way the Ravens could get the ball back in their hands. After Jones took a few knees, the game was over, and the Giants had a 24-20 win. The Giants now have a 5-1 record, and this was the most exciting game I've seen all season. I know, I keep saying that every week, and I do hope to see them win another at Jacksonville next week. I'll be just fine if that one is a little less exciting, as long as the Giants win."

"In the first half, the Giants ground game was almost non existent. Saquon Barkley had carried the ball 6 times for 14 yards, and his longest carry was 3 yards. All in all, the Giants had 9 carries for a total of 16 rushing yards. That total includes Daniel Jones 2 runs for 6 yards, and Matt Breida losing 5 yards on his lone carry. Though Jones had completed 9 of his 13 passes for 80 yards and 1 touchdown, the offense had come up with just 5 first downs. Three of them were on that one successful touchdown drive.
That meager offense had the defense on the field for a long time, and the Giants were lucky they were trailing by just 10-7 at the half. The defense was still missing outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari, who was the team's leader in sacks last season, but defensive tackle Leonard Williams had finally made it back. He was out after suffering a sprained MCL in the second game of the season, playing against the Carolina Panthers.
Though they got off to a slow start, the offense played much better in the second half. They kept the ball moving, and came up with 13 first downs. Those efforts were aided once again by their defense, who put the Ravens in difficult situations, most notably after Julian Love's interception. Jones and his unit got to start on the Ravens 13-yard line for their go ahead touchdown.
The defense certainly closed this game out well. After coming up with their first interception of the season, they followed up with a sack fumble on Lamar Jackson the next time the Ravens had the ball. Kayvon Thibodeaux was credited with the sack, and Leonard Williams recovered the fumble at the Ravens 13-yard line so the offense could kill the clock.
It should be noted that Jones had his fourth 4th quarter comeback of the season, while using two rookies for his two touchdown passes. Wideout Wan'Dale Robinson was a second round selection, and tight end Daniel Bellinger a fourth rounder. The Giants will look to continue their win streak when they next travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars."

First Quarter


Second Quarter

Play: Kenyan Drake 30 Yd Run (Justin Tucker Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 89 yards, 4:08
Ravens 7-0
Play: Wan'Dale Robinson 5 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 10 plays, 53 yards, 5:55
Tied 7-7
Play: Justin Tucker 34 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 59 yards, 1:46
Ravens 10-7

Third Quarter

Play: Justin Tucker 23 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 64 yards, 3:12
Ravens 13-7
Play: Graham Gano 34 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 14 plays, 59 yards, 7:41
Ravens 13-10

Fourth Quarter

Play: Mark Andrews 12 Yd pass from Lamar Jackson (Justin Tucker Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:06
Ravens 20-10
Play: Daniel Bellinger 8 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 12 plays, 75 yards, 6:53
Ravens 20-17
Play: Saquon Barkley 1 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 13 yards, 1:07
Giants 24-20

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