Giants’ Daboll on Jones: ‘I’m glad he’s our quarterback’

The New York Giants(4-1) got their best win of the season on Sunday when they defeated the Green Bays Packers(3-2) 27-22 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

New York won their second straight game and improved to 4-1, their best five-game start since they were 5-0 in 2009.

The Giants have done a great job of fighting back when they’re down this season. In their Week 1 win over the Titans, New York battled back from a 13-0 deficit at halftime to beat Tennessee. In Week 2, they trailed the Panthers 13-6 in the third and came back to defeat Carolina, and on Sunday, New York trailed the Packers 17-3 in the second quarter and 20-10 at the break, but again, New York fought back and got the job done.

“I think they play hard,” Daboll said about his team. “They do what we ask them to do. They trust in the things we ask them to do. They work extremely, extremely hard. These guys, we practice hard. Practice really hard, but we try to practice smart. They played good situational football.”

Defensively, as they did against the Bears last week, the Giants did not let the the Packers score a touchdown in the second half. They held Chicago to one field goal in the final two quarters, and on Sunday, they gave the Packers two points on a safety late in the game. 

Daboll was happy with the adjustments New York made defensively in the second half.

“In the first half, they got down there, big DPI(Defensive pass interference), and scored on one,” Daboll said. “I think it was on the eight or something where they got down and had the little play to (Green Bay tight end) Marcedes (Lewis). They made a couple good plays. I don’t think you panic and make wholesale adjustments. There’s certain things you talk about. Again, I think Wink did a great job of that along with the rest of the coaches.”

Giants QB Daniel Jones, who looked completely healthy after an ankle injury sidelined him for parts of the game against the Bears last week, completed 21 of 27 passes for 217 yards and ran for another 37 yards. Jones led the Giants on a 15-play, 91-yard drive to tie the game at 20 and led New York on a 6-play, 60-yard game-winning drive to give the Giants the lead for good in the fourth.

Jones is playing well, and Daboll is happy he’s the quarterback for the Giants.

“I just say that he comes in ready to go each week,” Daboll said about Jones. “He’s very humble. I think it’s very, very important to him. He has very good leadership amongst the team. Players got a lot of respect for him, and I know the coaches do too. We have confidence in him. He’s done a really good job for our football team, and the things that we have asked him to do, he’s done them well. I’m glad he’s our quarterback.”

Don’t look now, but the Giants could for real. It’s still early, but it appears New York could be a factor in the NFC.

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