Brian Daboll showed off some big guts during his New York Giants head coaching debut.
Daboll’s Giants beat the Tennessee Titans 21-20 after Titans kicker Randy Bullock missed a 47-yard field goal attempt wide left with seconds remaining. But what preceded the Titans’ possession is where Daboll made his mark.
The Giants were once down 13-0 and trailed nearly the entire game. But in the fourth quarter, they drove 73 yards on 12 plays and scored a touchdown with 1:06 left. That made it 20-19.
Rather than attempt an extra point, Daboll decided to go for 2 and the lead. The playcall was creative, but the Titans had two players in the backfield who looked sure to make a stop. Saquon Barkley squirted past them and dove into the end zone for the 2-point conversion.