In one of the best performances by the Giants offense in the last few years, New York holds on to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-35. The offense was lights out and the Giants defense had 4 interceptions and was able to hold on for the win for the first winning streak since 2016.
The New York Giants got off to a strong start against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The key play of that drive was a 41-yard pass to Odell Beckham Jr. and drive was capped off on a play-action pass where Eli Manning connected with Saquon Barkley on a 6 yard touchdown pass.
After forcing a turnover on downs the Giants offense drove 95 yards and Barkley capped the drive off this time with a 5 yard touchdown run. Tampa Bay did respond before the closing of the half on a Ryan Fitzpatrick run. The Big Blue defense got into the scoring when linebacker Alec Ogletree ran an interception back 15 yards after Janoris Jenkins broke up the pass initially. The G-Men had a 21-7 lead but the Buccaneers did not go away.
After pulling Ryan Fitzpatrick after his 3rd interception Jameis Winston took the reigns of the Bucs offense and Tampa Bay started clicking. The first score that Winston was involved in was a fumble recovery in the end zone by receiver Mike Evans. The next Tampa Drive also ended in paydirt after Peyton Barber had a 5 yard touchdown run.
And when the Giants are 2-7 doubts starts to creep in. When the Giants missed two opportunities to intercept a Winston pass and the Bucs scored another touchdown by Adam Humphries there was a crisis in confidence among the Giants faithful. Manning was able to lead Big Blue down the field again this time the big play was made by Evan Engram and Barkley had his 2nd rushing touchdown of the game.
While Winston responded with another touchdown, on the last play of the game Winston threw the ball up for grabs and the Giants had their final interception of the game and the G-Men had their 1st home win of the 2018 season.