NFL’s ‘Giants’ fans make a point on ‘Saturday Night Live’
NEW YORK — “We’re not going to stop until we get something for everybody,” the Giants cheerleaders sang at halftime of the season opener.
They were among the thousands of fans that gathered for the Giants-Cardinals game that was played on a cold, snowy Sunday in New York City.
As the Giants and Cardinals met, a small group of fans held a small banner reading, “Hey Giants, we’re all Giants.”
“We want to make sure everyone has a chance,” said Brandon, a 22-year-old who didn’t want to give his last name.
Brandon, like many fans, was a Giants fan from his youth.
“We all grew up in the New York area and we all have that team,” he said.
“But I think it’s important to show our support for them, so we can be there for the next team.”
The Giants won their fifth consecutive game, extending their record to 15-2 and pushing their record in Super Bowl LI to 3-1.
The team was buoyed by a win in which they scored their first touchdown on a 3-yard touchdown run by Victor Cruz in the fourth quarter.
Cruz, the team’s starting running back, had a pair of touchdown runs in the third quarter and scored on a 26-yard TD run with 2:08 left.
The Giants’ defense, which has allowed opponents to score an average of 14.7 points per game, also held its opponents to just 20 points.
It has allowed just four rushing touchdowns and three passing touchdowns in its last three games.
After a long weekend of games, including two at the Super Bowl, the Giants are back home.
On Saturday, they’ll play the Buffalo Bills.
Giants fans can join the parade, watch a performance from “Saturday Night Magic” and take part in a charity golf tournament.
“This is the perfect time to celebrate the past with a Super Bowl championship parade,” Giants owner John Mara said in a statement.
“The parade will be a great way to mark the anniversary of the franchise’s first Super Bowl win.
It’s a great opportunity for fans to get out and enjoy the atmosphere at the Giants’ home game.”