When Saquon Barkley plunged in from one-yard out within the second quarter on Thanksgiving towards the Dallas Cowboys, not solely did he give the New York Giants the lead, however he broke a decades-long offensive scoring drought for the Giants on the vacation.
The Giants have performed the sixth-most video games on Thanksgiving Day, with Thursday’s recreation towards Dallas their sixteenth on the vacation, however it has been a really, very very long time for the reason that Giants scored a landing on offense in a Thanksgiving recreation.
Actually, the final time the Giants had scored a landing on offense on Thanksgiving? It got here again in 1938, in a recreation towards the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Giants scored within the fourth quarter of that recreation on a 12-yard go from Ed Danowski to Dale Burnett. That landing broke a 7-7 tie.
Whereas the Giants have been common contributors in a Thanksgiving Day recreation in the course of the Twenties and Thirties, that recreation on November 24, 1938 could be their final on the vacation till 1982. That yr, they might journey to tackle the Detroit Lions, getting a win on the highway. Lawrence Taylor’s 97-yard interception return within the fourth quarter proved the distinction, because the Giants gained by a remaining rating of 13-6.
New York performed on Thanksgiving subsequent in the course of the 1992 season, however that recreation noticed the Giants begin rookie eighth-round decide Kent Graham at quarterback towards the Cowboys. New York solely managed a area objective in a blowout 30-3 loss to Dallas.
The Giants subsequent performed in a Thanksgiving recreation in the course of the 2009 season, within the prime-time recreation towards the Denver Broncos, coached that yr by Josh McDaniels. New York managed only a pair of area objectives from Lawrence Tynes within the third quarter, falling by a remaining rating of 26-6.
The Giants’ most up-to-date Thanksgiving recreation got here in the course of the 2017 season, when New York performed at Washington within the prime-time recreation. The Giants did at the very least rating a landing in that recreation, on an Choose-Six from Janoris Jenkins that tied the sport at ten within the third quarter. However Washington scored ten unanswered to win by a remaining rating of 20-10.
So for those who noticed this play occur dwell within the second quarter Thursday, you witnessed a little bit of soccer historical past:
Maybe this recreation has much more historical past in retailer for us all on this vacation.