Richie James re-emerges as a hero in the Giants’ win over the Colts

Richie James re-emerges as a hero in the Giants’ win over the Colts

The Giants’ 38-10 victory over the Colts included both heroes and zeros.

Hero

Daniel Jones completed 19 of 24 throws for 177 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing 11 times for 91 yards and two more scores. He was substituted out of the game to chants of “Daniel Jones!”

Zero

Former Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Nick Foles completed eight of thirteen throws for 81 yards, but his interception by Landon Collins late in the second quarter effectively ended the game. Shortly later, he was eliminated from the game by Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Unsung hero

The Giants led 7-3 after Richie James caught seven passes for 76 yards and scored the game’s first touchdown. After a midseason absence, he has returned with 15 receptions for 166 yards over the previous two games.

On January 1, Richie James celebrates after scoring during the Giants’ victory over the Colts.
Stat: Corey Sipkin for the New York Post

Since their 41-35 victory over the Commanders in Week 16 of the 2019 season, the Giants’ offense had not scored 30 points (without any help from defense or special teams) in 50 consecutive games (without any help from defense or special teams).

Each day’s quotation

“Our goal will never be to simply qualify for the playoffs. This will never be our sole objective”

— Brian Daboll on the Giants winning a postseason berth but still having work to do

 

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