Webb rallies Giants over Bengals with 2 TD passes to Bachman


The New York Giants won the preseason game thanks to a late performance by Davis Webb and Alex Bachman, while top draught selection Kayvon Thibodeaux added a flourish by declaring his knee ailment wasn't that serious.

With 35 seconds left, Webb connected with Alex Bachman for a 15-yard touchdown throw to lift the Giants to a 25-22 preseason victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Giants had severe reservations about Thibodeaux, the edge rusher who was selected with the fifth overall choice in the draught, before to the exciting conclusion. Even though he walked off the field after injuring his right knee in the second quarter, it first appeared serious.

After the game, Thibodeaux walked through the reporters unaided and stated, "I'm okay, I'll be back." It was fantastic news, he remarked.

After reviewing the findings of all the tests, coach Brian Daboll stated he will talk about the injury on Monday. The new coach was pleased with what he observed on the field, particularly how his squad responded after Cincinnati had taken a 22-18 lead with 3:05 remaining thanks to Jacques Patrick's 3-yard touchdown run.

Bachman received Webb's second touchdown throw of the half, capping a nine-play, 75-yard drive that won it for New York (2-0). Earlier in the fourth quarter, the two worked together on a 22-yard field goal to give the Giants an 18-16 lead.

Webb, the third quarterback for the Giants behind Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor, completed 22 of 27 passes for 204 yards.

According to Webb, the Bengals played man-to-man defence and a linebacker blitzed on the game-winning touchdown.

Webb said, "I didn't make a nice throw, I sort of babied it in there." "Don't miss it, he's very open, I said. He made a terrific catch, reversed field, and scored despite my poor throwing. Those are Bachman.

In an effort to break into the team's crowded receiving group, Bachman, whose parents had flown in from Southern California for the game, had his greatest game as a Giant, hauling in 11 passes for 122 yards.

Bachman added, "I finally have a chance to truly go out there and really appreciate the coaches for setting us up to be successful. And thanks to Davis for believing in me and continuing to pass the ball to me. I'm also delighted we were able to perform for the crowd.

The Bengals, who were the defending AFC champions, dropped to 0-2 after using younger players once more and resting their stars for the second week in a row.

These games, according to Bengals coach Zac Taylor, are extremely important. "Since our practises are so divided, the amount of time these players spend playing outside is crucial to them. We hope it has taught them anything.

Early in the third quarter, Trayveon Williams' 1-yard touchdown run gave the Bengals a 16-7 advantage.

The additional points for Cincinnati were scored by Evan McPherson on field goals of 50, 44, and 31 yards.

On the most recent series, Jones was leading and Jashaun Corbin scored on a 2-yard run (14 of 16 for 116 yards). Then, with three drives, Webb helped New York recover. Bachman's touchdown throws came after Jamie Gillan, a punter-turned-kicker, closed the first half with a field goal of 31 yards.


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