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Spirits are high in East Rutherford. Just ask New York Giants linebacker Jihad Ward.
After clinching their first playoff berth since 2016 by defeating the Indianapolis Colts, 38-10, Giants players started getting crunk in the locker room to celebrate the win.
Coming off nearly six years of major disappointment, both Giants players and fans were beyond themselves after clinching the NFC’s sixth seed at 9-6-1.
Miracle in New Meadowlands
Ward, who’s known as a high-energy guy on and off the field, took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the long-awaited return to the postseason.
The Giants knocked the spurs off the Colts in the blowout victory. New York faced a “win and in” situation heading into Sunday.
“I’m getting drunk!” Ward told viewers, even pulling in Giants QB Daniel Jones and defensive lineman Leonard Williams cameos during his crazy live stream. Jones was a madman in the win, tallying four total touchdowns and leading the team both in receiving and rushing. He accrued 268 yards of offense.
Pour one out for the Colts, who were doomed from the jump with Nick Foles leading the offense. After a Kayvon Thibodeaux sack in the third quarter, Foles was too injured to close out, allowing backup Sam Ehlinger to face the Giants defense, who already had a 52-yard pick-six in the second quarter. The two QBs combined for 124 total passing yards.
Kudos to Giants head coach Brian Daboll, who led the G-Men back to the playoffs after the team became a laughingstock in the NFL after Tom Coughlin left the team.