Daniel Jones propels Giants to upset win over Vikings in NFL playoffs

The New York Giants were defeated by the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16. A few weeks later, New York got revenge in the postseason.

The Giants, who are the No. 6 seed, outlasted the No. 3-seeded Vikings 31-24 in a thrilling NFC wild-card game.

Both teams traded big plays throughout the game. They combined for 763 total yards, 440 in the first half, where 31 points were scored.

In the fourth quarter, the Vikings tied the game at 24 on a 38-yard field goal. But the Giants answered on a 12-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that was capped off by go-ahead 2-yard touchdown run by running back Saquon Barkley that made the score 31-24.

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The Giants are the first road team to win in this year’s playoffs.

Giants QB Daniel Jones looks to pass during the first half against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC wild-card game.

Here’s what we learned in the NFC wild card matchup:

Daniel Jones superb in playoff debut 

Jones hurt the Vikings with his arm and legs. The Giants quarterback was a willing runner against a Minnesota defense that had a difficult time containing him.

Jones had 78 rushing yards in the victory. He broke a Giants postseason record for most rushing yards by a quarterback.

He was 24 of 35 passing for 301 yards and two touchdowns.

Sunday’s performance was perhaps Jones’ most complete game of his career. The Giants quarterback went into Sunday with a career passer rating of 86.5. He registered a 114.1 passer rating in his playoff debut. The Giants had no turnovers.

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