Nobody expected the New York Giants to be able to compete with the Kansas City Chiefs much less compete with them. This is why they were a double-digit home underdog.
- New York Giants 12 (2-8)
- Kansas City Chiefs 9 (6-4)
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- MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
As the saying goes … “on any given Sunday.”
And on this Sunday, the New York Giants shocked the Kansas City Chiefs, taking the low-scoring game 12-9 in overtime.
As you would expect with a game that ended 12-9, there weren’t many game-breaking highlights. But the Giants made plays when it matters most and were the better team on Sunday.
It was the Giants first home win of the season and second win over an AFC West team that was coming off a bye.
After being outscored 106-45 over their last three games, and with their effort and character being questioned, the Giants needed to show some heart and energy and they did on Sunday.
Most felt the Chiefs would march down the field on their first possession and score a touchdown. The Giants defense held the Chiefs to just 37 yards on their first possession and forced a punt.
The Giants offense drove the ball 64 yards on their first possession and seemed on the verge of scoring a touchdown when disaster struck. From the Chiefs 18-yard line, the Giants attempted a halfback pass with Shane Vereen whose pass was intercepted at the 1-yard line by Daniel Sorensen.
Evan Engram was open for a moment in the end zone, but Vereen was unable to get the ball to him.
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 19, 2017