With QB Tommy DeVito at the helm, the Giants won their first prime time game since Eli Manning’s Giants beat Dallas way back in 2016. Let that sink in…seven years. The Giants may have two more prime time games this season…both against the Eagles. There’s no fear in this Giants team. The defense is real, and the offense has some momentum.
Not only did Tommy DeVito lead the Giants to a fourth quarter come-from-behind victory over the surging Green Bay Packers (winners of 4 of their previous 5 games), he provided an effort that puts him in the record books. Per Rich Eisen on his radio show Tuesday, Tommy is the only quarterback since 1950 that threw for an 80% completion rate, ran for over 70 yards, and had no sacks and no turnovers all in the same game. It just so happens that DeVito’s effort earned him the NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Tommy DeVito has injected a spark that woke up the whole Giants team and the Giants fan base. Tommy has led the team to three straight wins, bringing the team from 2-8 to 5-8 with a slim chance to still make the playoffs. Monday night, the entire DeVito family was on display celebrating every Giants big play and score with a national audience on ABC. Eisen, born and raised on Staten Island and a devout Jets fan, spent nearly 10 minutes raving about Tommy DeVito, his family, his agent and what the QB has brought to the New York/New Jersey area.
The Giants head to New Orleans to play the Saints this weekend, then face the Eagles in Philadelphia on Christmas Day. That will be a prime time game. The G-Men then host the Rams and end the season hosting the Eagles in what may be a game destined for move to prime time.
The Giants need wins to keep their chances alive. More importantly, the Giants believe they can win with Tommy Cutlets leading the offense and the defense playing lights out as well.