This weekend was a very special one for Giants fans as the team finally captured the elusive first win of the season against division rival the Washington Football Team.

Two players, in particular, Kyler Fackrell and Darius Slayton had impressive performances that propelled the team to victory.

Kyler Fackrell

4 minutes left in the fourth quarter, the score is tied 13-13, Washington ball at the 45-yard line, Kyler Fackrell forces a fumble that is scooped up by rookie Tae Crowder who returns it for a touchdown and Giants gain the lead once again. Fackrell has been a name that Giants fans have heard a lot this season and has continued to make big plays for the defense when they needed it.

Just last week against Dallas, Fackrell had a pick-six, and this week also accounted for a turnover that resulted in a defensive touchdown. With 3 quarterback hits and 1 sack to go with his forced fumble, Fackrell kept the pressure on Washington Football Team’s quarterback Kyle Allen, providing the G-men with much-needed momentum swings throughout the game.

Darius Slayton

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On the offensive side, Darius Slayton continues to shine and show his versatility, making him the Giants’ primary offensive weapon this year. Slayton is leading the team in receiving yards with 406 yards this season, and although he only had two catches on Sunday, they went for 41 yards and one was an important touchdown early in the game.

Slayton was held to a limited role on Sunday as he was labeled questionable going into the game with a foot injury, but now the team is reporting he is healthy and will play next Sunday. Slayton’s explosiveness has allowed him to beat corners this year and make a significant impact in the passing game, accounting for all three of the team’s receiving touchdowns this season.

Looking Ahead

Play makers are exactly what the Giants need in order to keep winning games.

Next week is another division match-up against the Eagles, who many believe are now the favorites to win the division; therefore, this game will be a good test for the Giants off their first win.

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