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Giants go back and forth but finally beat Jaguars, have best start since 2008

The Giants are rolling along and have their best seven-game start in 14 years. We break down their 6-1 history.

New York Giants wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson (17) runs with the ball during the NFL Football match between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants on October 23, 2022 at TIAA Bank Field, FL. Photo by Andrew Bershaw/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The New York Giants have faced continued doubts each week of the 2022 NFL season, and they keep answering the doubters. The Giants went on the road for the first time since Week 1 and beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-17. They nearly blew it, but got a huge stop at the goal line as time expired.

The win improves the Giants to 6-1 on the season and keeps them holding pace with the 6-0 Eagles and ahead of the 5-2 Cowboys in the NFC East. This marks the best start to a Giants season since they went 6-1 to open the 2008 season. That squad started the season 11-1 and finished 12-4. They won the division and received a first round bye before losing to the Eagles in the Division Round.

This is the sixth time the Giants have started a season 6-1 dating back to the launch of the organization. Dating back to 1930, the team has won only one playoff game in the five seasons they’ve started 6-1. In 2008 and 1989, they finished 12-4 and lost in the Division Round. In 1959, they finished 10-2 and lost the Championship Game. In 1956, they went 8-3-1 and won the Championship Game In 1930, they went 13-4 but there were no playoffs.

The Giants travel to face the Seahawks in Week 7. New York opened as a 1.5-point underdog on the lookahead line at DraftKings Sportsbook.