NEW YORK (WFAN) — The Giants might finally have an offense that can kill some clock and help protect leads in the fourth quarter.
In Sunday’s 20-19 win over the Cowboys, the Giants drained nearly three minutes from the clock late in the final period as they marched from their own 29-yard line to Dallas’ 37 before punting. The Cowboys got the ball back at their own 20 with a little more than a minute left to play and never reached field goal range.
That was a departure from last season when six of the Giants’ 10 losses came in games in which they led with 75 seconds remaining in regulation.
“We feel we’re making progress there,” Giants coach Ben McAdoo told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Thursday. “We’re not where we want to be yet, but we have a nice little package in there to get things going. We have some receivers that are willing blockers, not to mention the offensive line’s growing, the tight ends are getting better.”
McAdoo also credited running back Rashad Jennings, who has rushed for 507 yards in his last five games dating back to last year, for helping to move the chains in key situations.
The 1-0 Giants will play their home opener against the high-octane Saints, whose quarterback, Drew Brees, passed for 423 yards in a Week 1 loss to Oakland.
“He’s a future Hall of Famer,” McAdoo said. “He does a great job in what they ask him to do offensively. He spreads the ball around. They have a variety of skill players that help him out.”
To listen to Francesa’s full interview with McAdoo, click on the audio player above.