Darius Slayton could have caused a lot less stress for Giants fans on Sunday.
During the fourth quarter of the team’s wildcard game against the Vikings, the Giants’ receiver ran a route while attempting to earn a third and a 15th place finish. Quarterback Daniel Jones threw the ball in Slayton’s direction, but the wideout wobbled it and dropped it instead.
Giants head coach Brian Daboll then approached Slayton on the touchline and tapped the receiver’s chest in support. Daboll could be seen say the distraught wideout: “We need you.”
Though it seemed like Slayton’s drop had cost the Giants the game, the receiver was highly efficient on offense throughout the must-win contest, securing four catches for 88 yards.
The Giants finally wiped out the ghosts of last Christmas Eve with a 31-24 win over the Vikings at US Bank Stadium in Minnesota — the team’s first playoff win since 2012.
Jones completed 24 of 25 passes for 301 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions while Saquon Barkley ran back for two touchdowns.
The Giants will play the top-ranked Eagles in the divisional round next weekend at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Source link: https://nypost.com/2023/01/15/giants-darius-slayton-consoled-by-brian-daboll-after-drop-vs-vikings/
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