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NFL Week 1 Game Recap: New York Giants 21, Tennessee Titans 20

Nashville, Tennessee, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) escapes a tackle attempt from Tennessee Titans safety Amani Hooker (37) for a first down run during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants upset the Tennessee Titans, 21-20, in Week 1 to win their first season-opener in six years. A missed field goal by Titans’ kicker Randy Bullock helped the Giants complete a last-minute rally in Brian Daboll's head coaching debut.

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Offensive spotlight: Running back Saquon Barkley tallied 112 yards after contact as the Giants committed to the ground game. The Penn State standout accumulated three explosive runs, four first-down rushes and a game-changing touchdown on just 14 carries. 

Defensive spotlight: Seven total pressures — five hurries and two sacks — headlined Jeffery Simmons‘ dominance. His reign of terror against the Giants’ offensive line earned him a pending 93.3 overall grade to accompany his 91.6 pass-rushing grade.

Rookie spotlight: Treylon Burks produced when targeted despite playing only 14 receiving snaps. The rookie from Arkansas snagged three of his six targets for two first downs and 55 total yards to complete a 78.3 receiving grade.

Offensive line spotlight: Evan Neal, the Giants’ 2022 first-round pick, had his troubles as a run-blocker on 29 snaps. He was a bit more promising as a pass-blocker, allowing just one total pressure across 31 pass-blocking snaps. 

Betting Summary

Betting Odds Closing Result
Spread TEN -5.5 NYG Covers
O/U 44 Under

Box Score

Passing
New York Giants
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Daniel Jones 18.02 17 / 21 188 9 2 1
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Ryan Tannehill 19.34 20 / 33 266 8.1 2 0
Rushing
New York Giants
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Saquon Barkley 36.4 18 164 9.1 1 68
Daniel Jones 18.02 6 25 4.2 0 11
Richie James 11.1 1 2 2 0 2
Matt Breida 2.4 5 24 4.8 0 9
Kadarius Toney 2.3 2 23 11.5 0 19
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Dontrell Hilliard 21.9 2 8 4 0 5
Ryan Tannehill 19.34 2 7 3.5 0 9
Derrick Henry 8.2 21 82 3.9 0 18
Chigoziem Okonkwo 1.7 1 -4 -4 0 -4
Receiving
New York Giants
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Saquon Barkley 36.4 7 6 30 4.3 0
Sterling Shepard 15.1 4 2 71 17.8 1
Richie James 11.1 6 5 59 9.8 0
Chris Myarick 7.1 1 1 1 1 1
Kenny Golladay 4.2 2 2 22 11 0
Wan'Dale Robinson 1.5 1 1 5 5 0
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Dontrell Hilliard 21.9 4 3 61 15.2 2
Kyle Philips 11.6 9 6 66 7.3 0
Treylon Burks 8.5 5 3 55 11 0
Derrick Henry 8.2 1 0 0 0 0
Geoff Swaim 4.9 4 3 19 4.8 0
Cody Hollister 3.2 1 1 22 22 0
Robert Woods 2.3 2 1 13 6.5 0
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine 2.3 2 1 13 6.5 0
Chigoziem Okonkwo 1.7 1 1 11 11 0
Austin Hooper 1.6 2 1 6 3 0

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