The New York Giants won a thriller over the Chicago Bears, 30-27, in overtime on Sunday at MetLife Stadium and as usual with these Giants, it came down to very end.
Here are four takeaways from the victory.
The Giants have played 12 games and 10 of them have been decided by seven points or fewer. Their four wins have been by five, four, three and three points. They have six losses by seven points or less and two of them were decided by last-second field goals. Sunday’s win over the Bears was payback for all of the games that didn’t go their way this season.
“The takeaway is, and I told the team this – I’ll keep the swear words out of it – some people are fond of talented people, some people are fond of smart people, I’m fond of tough, resilient people,” head coach Pat Shurmur said after the game. “When you’re trying to flip culture, when you’re trying to build something, you’ve got to really dig in on that. There was some toughness and some resiliency. It would have been easy to cave when they came back, an 8-3 team, came back and tied us up, they had a little bit of juice, a little bit of mojo, but our guys found a way to put points on the board and then stop them at the end.
“I’m fond of toughness and resiliency, and our team showed that today. There’s probably plenty of takeaways, you’ve probably got plenty of questions, but toughness and resiliency are demanded in our sport, and we have that. We’ve just got to clean up the mistakes and keep going. That’s why I’m proud of our guys. It’s fun to win.”