New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton showed some serious wheels as he raced into the endzone against the Houston Texans.
The New York Giants have certainly been one of the biggest surprises in the NFL this year, as after five straight years of putting up a losing record, the appointment of head coach Brian Daboll in the offseason appears to have come across as a stroke of genius.
Daboll had been the offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills before this, and had turned them into one of the best teams in the league, and whilst it is early days yet, it looks as if the Giants might be on their way to being just as big an offensive juggernaut in the coming years.
Especially if they can get big plays out of players like Darius Slayton as he torched the Houston Texans early in the third quarter this afternoon.
Darius Slayton looking to be #1 for the New York Giants
The New York Giants have had some great wide receivers in recent years, with the likes of Odell Beckham Jr, Victor Cruz, Marro Manningham and Sterling Shepard to name just a few, but Darius Slayton is certainly putting himself in contention to be one of the better wideouts that the team have had in recent years.
Coming into their game with the Texans, Slayton has already racked up more than 2,000 yards for Big Blue, and 14 touchdowns, and that’s with Daniel Jones at quarterback, who isn’t exactly Tom Brady back there in the pocket, so that makes his numbers all the more impressive.
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What also makes him impressive, is his ability to add yards after the catch, and that’s exactly what he was able to do for the Giants as he took the ball (officially) 56 yards to the house, but 51 of those yards he had to work for himself, as he shrugged off a few tacklers, and sped past some more of them before racing into the endzone.
Video: New York Giants’ Darius Slayton scores incredible touchdown:
TO THE HOUSE! 🏠
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— New York Giants (@Giants) November 13, 2022
With Jones still in ‘game manager’ mode this year, throwing for 6.6 yards per attempt (which ranks joint 26th in the league), they aren’t going to be turning into the Greatest Show on Turf anytime soon, but if Slayton can keep putting up touchdowns like this, then they might just cause some people problems as the season moves on.
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