The New York Giants have finished with a losing record in three straight seasons. Well, they don’t intend on making it a fourth.
The Giants beat the Bengals, 21-20, on Monday Night Football to improve to 6-3 on the season. They have won four straight games overall, and their six wins have come by a combined 21 points.
“We had to come together as a team,” Giants linebacker Keenan Robinson said on CBS Sports Radio’s Ferrall on the Bench. “We knew it was going to be a dog fight, and no matter what, we were going to have to rely (on each other) and do what we do: play football like we know how to play, stay together as a team and fight through the ups and downs.”
The Giants did exactly that. They trailed the Bengals 20-14 entering the fourth quarter but held Cincy scoreless in the final frame to improve to 4-1 at MetLife Stadium.
“When we play at home, we got to show up for our fans,” Robinson said. “We got to make sure that we get a win for them and just feed off their energy, feed off their vibe. We definitely have momentum when we play at home. The fans definitely get loud and help us when we’re out there on defense and make it hard for the opposing offense to signal and communicate. When they come to MetLife, we make sure no matter what that we get a victory. We fight, we scrap and we fight and we claw our way to victory.”
Eli Manning threw for 240 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions, while Rashad Jennings rumbled 15 times for 87 yards. Odell Beckham Jr. led all receivers with 10 catches for 97 yards and a touchdown.
Despite the win, however, the Giants remains two games back of Dallas (8-1) in the NFC East. The Giants beat the Cowboys, 20-19, in Dallas in Week 1. The Cowboys have since won eight straight.
“We were fortunate enough to get a victory over them early on in the season,” Robinson said. “So we just got to continue to handle what we can control. If they win, they win. But if they lose and we continue to win, it’s going to balance out at the end of the season. So we feel like we’re in it and we have a shot. It’s still early in the season. As long as we continue to handle our job and get Ws, especially at home, we’ll be right where we want to be at the end of the season.”
The Giants host the Bears (2-7) this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.