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The New York Giants pulled off an impressive comeback victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, starting the regular season off 1-0 for the first time since 2016.
Daniel Jones had two touchdown passes, including one to Chris Myarick at the goal line to cut their deficit to one point with 1:06 remaining in the game. Instead of going for the tie and potentially forcing overtime, rookie head coach Brian Daboll decided to go for two.
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Jones found Saquon Barkley for the conversion, and it put the Giants up 21-20.
The Titans would charge back down the field and thanks to a few bad defensive penalties, Ryan Tannehill got the offense in position for a Randy Bullock game-winning field goal. However, Bullock missed a 47-yard field goal and the Giants would win.
It’s the first time the Giants started the season with a win in six years. They beat the Dallas Cowboys 20-19 in 2016 — it’s the same year the team last made the playoffs and had a winning record. Before that, the Giants hadn’t won an opening game since 2010.
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Despite having an interception, Jones finished 17-for-21 with 188 passing yards and two touchdown passes. He added 25 rushing yards as well. His other touchdown pass went to Sterling Shepard on a 65-yard pass. Shepard had two catches for 71 yards.
Barkley led the Giants with 164 yards on the ground looking like his normal self. Richie James had a breakout game with five catches for 59 yards.
All of New York’s points came in the second half.
Tennessee went into the locker room up 13-0.
Tannehill had two touchdown passes in the game — both to Dontrell Hilliard. He finished 20-for-33 with 266 passing yards. Hilliard had three catches for 61 yards.
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Derrick Henry led the Titans with 82 yards on 21 carries.