The New York Giants advanced to a divisional round matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles by upsetting the Minnesota Vikings 31-24 Sunday in the wild-card round of the 2023 NFL playoffs.
This was the Giants’ first playoff victory since they won the 2011 Super Bowl, ending a drought of more than 10 years.
The Vikings were 11-0 in one-score games during the regular season. The Giants were 8-3-1 in such games. Thus, no surprise that the teams were tied 24-24 with 12:34 to play.
The Giants got a 2-yard touchdown run by Saquon Barkley to take a 31-24 lead with 7:47 to play. They sealed the victory when Xavier McKinney tackled Minnesota’s T.J. Hockenson short of the first down on a desperation fourth-and-8 with 1:44 to play and the Vikings out of timeouts.