EAST RUTHERFORD, the New York Giants weren't besieged by questions about quitting, New Jersey (AP) — For a change, lack of effort and the job future of second-year coach Ben McAdoo.
Winning has a way of changing things and the Giants (2-8) got the chance to briefly enjoy success in the wake of a 12-9 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
having only 72 hours to prepare for a Thanksgiving game in Washington against the Redskins (4-6),They were back at work Monday, who are coming off a 34-31 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Running back Orleans Darkwa felt a positive vibe among the players after winning a game that few expected they would.
it's just one win,"At the end of the day,Authentic Michael Thomas Jersey," Darkwa said. "We want to make sure we can stack these wins together and make the best situation possible for this team."
who had one of the Giants' three interceptions on Sunday,Authentic Lawrence Taylor Jersey,Defensive tackle Damon Harrison,Womens Odell Beckham Jr Jersey, didn't get a chance to talk much with teammates early in the day because he was receiving treatment for an ankle injury.
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"It's just horrible technique or just really, which could be interpreted as not having great effort," said Harrison, really bad execution and not doing something right, whose pick set up a short touchdown run by Darkwa.
"But it was never a question of that. I know those guys, so they just really focused in and honed in on the game plan and executed it, especially the ones who have been getting the brunt of all of that, which is why you guys saw what you saw yesterday."
The Giants could get some fresh players on Thursday.
Cornerback Eli Apple did not play on Sunday because he missed the latter part of the week after his mother had brain surgery. He was with the team on Monday.
Wide receiver Sterling Shepard missed the game with an illness that was believed to be a concussion. He was with the team Monday and his status would have been limited had the team practiced. McAdoo said Shepard is not in the concussion protocol.
it might give veteran John Greco a chance to play. He was signed last week. The other option would be Jon Halapio,The biggest concern after the game was right guard D.J. Fluker. He injured a toe and McAdoo said he would not have been able to practice Monday. If he can't go on Thursday,Womens Lawrence Taylor Jersey, who played a little Sunday after Fluker was hurt.
"We have a lot of guys who are banged up and we are going to have to fight through some things," McAdoo said.
who is usually not a rah-rah guy,Womens Michael Thomas Jersey,Eli Manning,Authentic Odell Beckham Jr Jersey, gave an emotional pre-game speech to the team before it ended a three-game losing streak and won for the first time at home this season.
Darkwa said Manning talks a lot to the team,Authentic Landon Collins Jersey, but there was a difference in his voice.
he gave a fiery speech that got everybody riled up and to have a guy like that,"Eli is the heartbeat of our team, that has been through so much," Darkwa said. "I think pregame, that's got those two Super Bowl rings, we follow him."
NOTES: McAdoo on rookie right tackle Chad Wheeler after his first start. "The best thing I can say is you didn't notice him a lot."