The Brian Daboll craze has officially kicked in for New York Giants fans.
Despite coming to the Giants with relatively low expectations, the first-year head coach has revitalized the dormant franchise, leading them to a 4-1 record and already matching the team’s overall win total from last season.
The Giants’ latest triumph came in London on Sunday, when they pulled off the upset win over the Green Bay Packers, 27-22.
But Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni remains the favorite over Daboll to win NFL Coach of the Year.
In Week 5, Sirianni and the Eagles kept their undefeated season going by narrowly escaping against the Arizona Cardinals, 20-17, when a would-be game tying field goal from Matt Ammendola went wide right with 17 seconds left.
For Philadelphia fans, the first five weeks of the season have provided plenty of excitement, as the team has clearly asserted themselves as favorites to win the NFC East and are considered a strong Super Bowl contender.
“What a great time to be a Philly sports fan,” Sirianni said after the win. “These fans, I tried to go to as many as I possibly could and say ‘Thank you,’ because it felt like Washington. It felt like Washington, right? Kyler Murray, who’s a great player, man, I gotta lot of respect for him. I could see him struggling sometimes to make calls. We’re in Arizona! Goodness gracious we’ve got a 5-hour flight back. We’re in Arizona, and it came back the same way.”
Sirianni and the Eagles will take on the division rival Dallas Cowboys in Week 6, while Daboll and the Giants will welcome the Baltimore Ravens.