EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants got their first win of the season Monday night by holding Adrian Peterson in check and converting Minnesota mistakes into a 23-7 victory.
The Giants began the season with six losses in which they were the team turning over the ball (minus-16 difference) while showing little penchant for playing defense. Against the Vikings (1-5), they were efficient enough, if not overwhelming, and had three takeaways to one lost fumble.
“The players and coaches have great pride in what we're doing,” Giants quarterback Eli Manning said. “We just had to keep going, get rid of some of the mistakes, and play the way we need to play.”