Ben McAdoo used Sunday's win to push a narrative. Maybe you will agree with him or maybe you won't. But according to the New York Giants head coach, that team we saw on Sunday win only its second game of the season, was the “real” New York Giants.
“Feelings don’t have anything to do with it. We played like the type of team that we’re capable of playing,” McAdoo said, via Newsday. “We played tremendous defense today. We were all over the field. We were flying around, running to the football. That was great to see. Special teams was big for us, again, I can’t say that enough. Going against that offense — they have a lot of speed, a lot of lump-in-your-throat returners.”
As he has been doing in losses, Ben McAdoo continues to infer effort is a reason for whatever good (or bad) is happening on the field.
Oddly enough, the Giants only scored 12 points on Sunday. If that's the team they are capable of being, I don't really know if New York fans want that. While I am no mathematical wizard, 12 points does not seem like a lot. Or even a number high enough to keep sustainable winning as a realistic goal.
Then again, Ben McAdoo's defense did manage to hold a good Kansas City Chiefs offense to only nine points. Nine is also not a lot. Also, then again, it is unlikely that the Giants would be able to continue to keep teams from scoring in double-figures.
Nevertheless, a good victory for a New York team that certainly needed it — although, uh, it is really hurting the franchise's chances at drafting near the top spot in the NFL Draft.