The New York Giants matched a franchise record with a come-from-behind win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2 of the NFL. Similarly, the San Francisco 49ers also pulled off a comeback win over the Los Angeles Rams.
For tonight's NFL Night, the New Orleans Saints are set to travel to North Carolina to take on the Carolina Saints. This Monday night the Saints and Panthers lead one of the two all-star matchups.
Giants Pull Through Against Cardinals
The New York Giants had been outscored 60-0 to start the season, just six quarters in, and were on the verge of starting 0-2. The team responded, and in unmatched fashion.
The Giants pulled off the franchise record for the biggest comeback, erasing a 21-point deficit and scoring 24 unanswered points in a 31-28 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
It took them until the second half of the second game to open their scoring, thanks to a Daniel Jones touchdown, which put the game at 20-7.
However, the Cardinals, led by Joshua Dobbs, quickly advanced down the field and were successful on a two-point conversion to put the score at 28-7.
But the Giants scored three straight touchdowns and then put together a drive that culminated in a winning field goal. It all came at a cost to New York.
As the Giants were setting up Graham Gano's 34-yard field goal with 23 seconds remaining, running back Saquon Barkley needed the help of the coaching staff to leave the field.
He wasn't putting much weight on his right leg and was visibly frustrated on the sidelines. However, it was all enough for New York to take the win over the Cardinals.
A GIANT OF A COMEBACK! 🔵🗽
The New York Giants pull off the greatest comeback in franchise history after a magical second half with Daniel Jones leading the way.
Things couldn't get any worse for the Cardinals.
- Ready Hut (@Ready_Hut) September 18, 2023
49ers pull off a win over the Rams
The 49ers add their second consecutive regular season win over the Los Angeles Rams. After being tied 17-17 at halftime, the 49ers came alive in the second half to rally against the Rams, 30-23.
The 49ers defense held the Rams at bay in the second half, outscoring them 13-6. The 49ers defensive team intercepted quarterback Matthew Stafford twice after halftime, which helped slow down the Rams offense.
Versatile wide receiver Deebo Samuel scored the final touchdown of the game on an 11-yard run, which left the final score at 27-17.
Samuel finished with 101 total yards and a touchdown. Running back Christian McCaffrey had 116 yards on carries and a touchdown. It was all it took for the 49ers' effort to manifest itself in a comeback that secured their undefeated record at the end of Week 2 in the NFL.
Injuries and Next Steps for Both Teams
A battle in the NFC South pits the New Orleans Saints against the Carolina Saints this Monday night to conclude Week 2 in the NFL. The Saints secured a narrow victory in Week 1, defeating the Tennessee Titans 16-15.
On the other hand, the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Panthers by 24-10. This will be the home debut of Carolina quarterback Bryce Young.
The Saints will be without running back Alvin Kamara while he serves the second of a three-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
All signs point to New Orleans being favored against the Panthers, according to several consensus pundits. The Saints, meanwhile, are hoping that a home game will help the team gain confidence and earn its first win of the season.