It wasn’t pretty but the New York Giants, coming off their bye, were able to pick up their seventh victory of the season with an eight point victory over the Houston Texans. There again was a tone of storylines and great performances all around by Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley and that blitz heavy defense. Here are my three takeaways from the Giants win over the Texans to begin the second half of their season.
Another solid performance by Daniel Jones:
Daniel Jones again played a really well and efficient game today against the Texans. He completed nearly 80 percent of his passes and tossed two touchdown passes and more importantly, did not turnover the football. He has not thrown an interception since week three against the Cowboys and is now proving after each week that he can be the team’s franchise quarterback for the future. So again, another solid and turnover free performance for Daniel Jones and if he keeps this up, it will be vital for the Giants as they head towards the more tougher part of their schedule as the season winds down.
Pay Saquon Barkey
After reports surfaced early Sunday that the Giants will halt contract talks with running back Saquon Barkley until after the regular season, Barkley proved today and really all season that he deserves a big pay day. After having a career high in carries with 35 and running for over 100 yards for the fourth time this season, Barkley is officially back from being one of the league’s best running backs this season. If Barkley continues this trend and rushes for over 100 yards each week and remains healthy for the teams’ final eight games, a big pay day should head towards the former number two overall pick.
Kenny Golladay has to go
I have seen enough of Kenny Golladay, he needs to go. Golladay was targeted twice in Sunday’s game over Houston and he dropped both passes. I don’t know if he just does not want to be in New York anymore or he just can’t evolve in the Giants offensive schemes, but whatever it is, he has not worked for big blue ever since he’s gotten there. His $70 million contract has been one of the worst mistakes the Giants have made. Either Golladay has to play a whole lot better or he needs to just go.