MINNEAPOLIS — A Giants season that has been so unexpectedly fruitful continues to thrive.
Carried again by ascending Daniel Jones, the Giants went into enemy territory and lit the scoreboard. This wasn’t a defensive fight, as so many Giants playoff games of yesteryear turned out to be. The Giants had to keep up with the prolific Vikings and Jones was up to the challenge. He used his arms and legs to lead his team to a frantic and throbbing 31-24 victory at the deafening US Bank Stadium on Sunday.
It’s onward and upward for a Giants team that has already exceeded even the most optimistic expectations of general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll in its freshman year. The Giants (10-7-1) are advancing to face a familiar opponent in a familiar place and face another clash with the Eagles (14-3) at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday. As the NFC No. 1, the Eagles enjoyed a bye in the first round. The Giants were 2-0 with the Eagles that season, hammering at home on Dec. 11 (48-22) and losing 22-16 a month later in the regular-season finals at the Linc, with the Giants resting their starters and the Eagles are doing everything they can to secure the top seed in the division.
This was the first playoff win for the Giants since they defeated the Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI, back on February 5, 2012.
Jones was brilliant. He was 24 of 35 for 301 yards, two touchdowns and no turnovers. He ran it 17 times for a team high of 78 yards. Isaiah Hodgins caught eight passes for 105 yards and a touchdown.
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