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Giants Preseason Week 1 Recap

Meadowlands, NJ- The Giants vs. Jets, preseason week 1, is officially in the books. You know the drill, it's time to unpack this game.

Giants 7    Jets 12


  • They struggled early on with their 1st quarter drives ending with a punt, punt, fumble (Corey Clement), punt, punt.
  • Pass protection needs WORK, and that is an understatement. They allowed five sacks.
  • Right Guard, Kenny Wiggins really struggled. It was like all of the first half, he was just being trampled on.
  • WR, David Sills, impressed by hauling in a 37-yarder from Clayton Thorson just before the end of the half.
  • Glennon and Thorson struggled in the passing game as they went for 3/7 and 5/16.
  • Sandro Platzgummer, from Austria, had an amazing run for 48 yards.
  • Giants found their only touchdown to come after an amazing defensive play by T.J. Brunson and Rodarius Williams. Clayton Thorson threw a 21-yard touchdown from the Jet's 17-yard line to Damion Willis.


  • The starting defense did not see the field, however, their direct backups, who will most likely take their place often throughout the season, saw a lot of action.
  • Danny Shelton made big stops on a third-and-1 and a fourth-and-1.
  • Carter Coughlin shined. He tallied five tackles, a tackle for loss, and a strip-sack
  • T.J. Brunson forced a fumble near midfield. It was scooped up by Rodaruis Williams, who returned it to the Jet's 17th-yard line to set up the Giants' first and only touchdown.


  • Kyle Murphy, right tackle, left the game after the first half with an ankle injury
  • Cole Hikutini, tight end, left the game with a hip injury

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Sadie Frank is a high school writer from northern New Jersey. On top of writing for Jersey Sporting News, Sadie has her own football podcast, The Football Buzz. The Football Buzz podcast covers all teams and players in the league. You can find The Football Buzz on Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Pocket Casts, and RadioPublic.