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5 Takeaways From New York Giants’ Preseason Week 2 Victory

5 Takeaways From New York Giants' Preseason Week 2 Victory

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The New York Giants were able to pull off an impressive comeback Saturday night, defeating the Indianapolis Colts 27-26 to run their preseason record to a perfect 3-0. While these games do not count for much of anything, it still feels better to win the game than lose. Here are five takeaways from the Giants' victory over the Colts.

5. Tight End Finally Stands Out

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5. Tight End Finally Stands Out

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The tight end position is still wide open for the Giants, but tonight they finally got some production from someone. Kellen Davis caught a touchdown from Curtis Painter to get the Giants' scoring started early in the fourth quarter. Adrien Robinson finally made his presence felt with two big receptions on the game-winning drive from Nassib. Those two made the most of their opportunities tonight, and could be looking at increased roles next week.

4. Stout Run Defense

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4. Stout Run Defense

New York Giants Defensive Front
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The Giants' defense tonight was needed with how poorly the offense played, and they stepped up when it mattered most. The run defense for the Giants last night was great, as the Colts managed only 75 yards on 30 carries, equaling only a 2.5 yard per carry average. With the Colts trying to ice the game, the Giants' defense stepped up in the fourth quarter to stuff the run game and get the ball back to the offense to finish the comeback.

3. Injury Concerns

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3. Injury Concerns

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The Giants got the win last night, but in the long run suffered some losses as well. Prince Amukamara, Cooper Taylor, Charles Brown and Markus Kuhn all left the game and were unable to return. Amukamara and Kuhn were said to be fine, but Taylor was in a boot because of his toe injury. He would be a big loss after showing improvement this offseason at safety and on special teams. The severity of Brown’s shoulder injury is not yet known.

2. Giants Second and Third Teams Show Heart

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2. Giants Second and Third Teams Show Heart

New York Giants Reserves
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The Giants were down 26-0 seconds into the fourth quarter, but the backups mounted a furious comeback to win 27-26. Ryan Nassib led the comeback this week, as the Giants' backups looked much better than the starters. The players fighting for their roster spots and trying to make a name for themselves continued to show up for the Giants even facing such a huge deficit. It shows how much character they have and how much these players want it.

1. First Team Offense Struggles

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1. First Team Offense Struggles

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1. First Team Offense Struggles

For the third-consecutive game, the Giants' first-team offense was unable to get anything going. Tonight was especially tough to watch, as Eli Manning completed only one pass for six yards, and Rashad Jennings managed only 17 yards on seven carries. The Giants have two games and three weeks left before things start to count, but they look to be a ways away from getting things going offensively.

Kenneth Teape is a New York Giants writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @teapester725, or join his Google network.