Giants open up offense, give reason for optimism
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A winning streak. The New York Giants finally have one.
It’s been a while. An infuriating 700 days to be exact. It was December 2016 the last time the Giants strung together wins against the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions.
They have one now after winning two games in a span of six days against the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Giants beat the Bucs 38-35 on Sunday afternoon for their first home victory of the season and first winning streak in years.
Who cares if those teams are a combined 5-15 this season?
“The goal is to win every game,” wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said after reiterating this week the goal was to win out. “So six games left, it’s really only crazy until you do it.”
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Finally, some reason for optimism in a seemingly lost Giants (3-7) season.
Rookie running back Saquon Barkley had a rushing and receiving touchdown in the first half. He’s the first Giants rookie running back since Butch Woolfork in 1982 to accomplish the feat. Barkley has been every bit as advertised this season and was again on Sunday.