Giants clinch first playoff berth since 2016 with win over Colts
Half a decade of miserable football is now behind the Giants.
They are back in the playoffs.
The Giants clinched a berth in the NFL playoffs on Sunday with a 38-10 win over the Colts at MetLife Stadium. It’s the first time the Giants have made the playoffs since 2016, which is also the last time the team had a winning record. The Giants secured a winning season by improving to 9-6-1.
First-year head coach Brian Daboll led the Giants to a huge turnaround campaign after the team went 4-13 last season and 22-59 the past five seasons. They got off to a quick 6-1 start before an 0-3-1 streak began to question their playoff chances.
But the Giants rebounded with an important victory in Washington in Week 15 and played valiantly against the Vikings last week before Sunday’s clincher.
Daniel Jones was superb in leading the Giants back to the playoffs, going 19 for 24 for 177 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing 11 times for 91 yards and two more touchdowns. He received a loud ovation as he was taken out of the game for Tyrod Taylor at the end of the blowout.
Richie James and Isaiah Hodgins each caught touchdowns, and Landon Collins had an interception return for a score.