Giants go from worst offensive start in 90 years to biggest comeback in franchise history


The Giants’ tale of two halves was reflected by flirting with, or surpassing, franchise records in the best and worst ways.

Sunday’s game against the lowly Cardinals began in awful fashion, heading into the halftime break trailing 20-0 against a team many consider to be tanking for the top pick in the draft next year. The Giants trudged into the locker room having been outscored 60-0 on the season after being blown out by the Cowboys 40-0 in last week’s season opener.

For Big Blue, opening the season with six scoreless quarters was the first time the team had done so since 1934, according to Pro Football Reference, marking what felt like a low point for the Giants in a season that carried plenty of promise before the action began.

But New York turned things around in a big way, erasing a 28-7 deficit late in the third quarter and stealing a 31-28 victory on the road, matching the team’s biggest comeback win in franchise history.

Instead of flirting with a lowly franchise mark (the 1932 Giants went nine straight scoreless quarters to begin the season), Big Blue matched a much more desirable organizational best thanks to its epic comeback.

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