Santa gifted the Giants with a great running game this season, but they have also overachieved to some degree.
The big man from the North Pole is leaving a big set of Legos this year for the New York Giants under their tree because he sees that this team is in the early stages of building something that could turn this franchise in the right direction.
Under first-year coach Brian Daboll, the Giants shocked a lot of people by starting the year off with a 7-2 record.
Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley have been the leaders on the offense that have been scoring most of the points.
Jones has thrown for 2,694 yards and 12 touchdowns versus only four interceptions this season. He also has been a threat on the ground as he rushed for 583 yards with five touchdowns.
Barkley is having one of his best years since his rookie season, rushing for 1,170 yards with nine touchdowns.
New York’s defense was also playing solid during the 7-2 start, as they only let opponents score 19.2 points during that time, but they’re also experiencing some adversity. In their last five games, the Giants have gone 1-3-1, and they have given up 27.8 points per game during that stretch.
Despite all the injuries they have accumulated, Big Blue is 8-5-1 and in prime position to clinch a spot in the playoffs. A win over the Minnesota Vikings would extend their winning streak to two straight games.