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Saquon Barkley breaks a decades-long offensive drought for the Giants on Thanksgiving Day


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 sport towards Dallas their sixteenth on the vacation, but it surely has been a really, very very long time because the Giants scored a landing on offense in a Thanksgiving sport.

In reality, the final time the Giants had scored a landing on offense on Thanksgiving? It got here again in 1938, in a sport towards the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Giants scored within the fourth quarter of that sport on a 12-yard move from Ed Danowski to Dale Burnett. That landing broke a 7-7 tie.

Whereas the Giants had been common individuals in a Thanksgiving Day sport in the course of the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, that sport on November 24, 1938 could be their final on the vacation till 1982. That 12 months, 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 sport 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 sport in the course of the 2009 season, within the prime-time sport towards the Denver Broncos, coached that 12 months by Josh McDaniels. New York managed only a pair of area targets from Lawrence Tynes within the third quarter, falling by a remaining rating of 26-6.

The Giants’ most up-to-date Thanksgiving sport got here in the course of the 2017 season, when New York performed at Washington within the prime-time sport. The Giants did at the least rating a landing in that sport, on an Decide-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 in the event you noticed this play occur stay within the second quarter Thursday, you witnessed a little bit of soccer historical past:

Maybe this sport has much more historical past in retailer for us all on this vacation.

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