With five minutes and 31 seconds left in the third quarter of Monday night’s game the New York Giants looked like they were going to stay atop the NFC East and move to a surprising 3-0 on the year.
Running back Saquon Barkley had just broken loose for a 36 yard touchdown scamper and the men in blue led the Dallas Cowboys 13 to 6.
To that point, the Cowboys, being led by future NFL quarterback great (at least according to Jerry Jones) Cooper Rush, making just his third NFL start in five seasons, hadn’t been moving the ball with very much success.
Naturally, after Barkley’s touchdown run, Rush led the ‘Boys on a 75 yard scoring drive, culminating with a Ezekiel Elliott one-yard TD run, to tie the game at 13 with three quarters in the books.
Another 89 yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter, capped by a one yard, one handed touchdown reception by CeeDee Lamb, and the Cowboys jumped in front, never to lose the lead the rest of the game.
CEEDEE LAMB ONE-HANDED FOR THE LEAD 😱 @_CeeDeeThree
— NFL (@NFL) September 27, 2022
After the game, Barkley, while discussing wide receiver Sterling Shepard suffering a knee injury during the contest, said he was like, “What the heck is happening?”
It was a feeling shared by many Giants faithful Monday night, including this man…
The Giants fan with his entire face and head painted blue with a red stripe reminded many people of another sports fan who often visited New Jersey to support his team
You gotta support the team pic.twitter.com/XzGfqJMYNK
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) September 27, 2022
He also led to a plethora of A+ memes and jokes, especially following the Giants’ loss to Dallas.
Giants fans after losing to the Cowboys 😐 pic.twitter.com/bBSowmHG6Y
— ESPN (@espn) September 27, 2022
Giants fans: pic.twitter.com/MAt7iS0Vrj
— 🅿️R🅾️🅿️E®️LUJ🅰️H (@itsproperlujah) September 27, 2022
Nice use of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air there.
Triple reference! Giants fan + Blueman Group + Tobias Fünke.
I like to think about this guy calmly sitting in traffic on the ride home pic.twitter.com/cC4XXzbH9r
— chris long (@JOEL9ONE) September 27, 2022
He’s probably still thinking about Daniel Jones’ game-sealing interception late in the fourth quarter and shaking his head.