Giants’ Darius Slayton on no-name receiving corps: ‘Keep winning and they’ll figure it out’

MINNEAPOLIS — The Giants’ receivers room has nothing in common with Cheers. Everybody does not know their names. In fact, Darius Slayton openly admits that even

he had never heard of Isaiah Hodgins before the Giants claimed the 6-foot-4 receiver off waivers from the Buffalo Bills during the team’s bye week. “To be honest, I wasn’t

very familiar with him before he got here, but he’s a good player,” Slayton said. “That’s all he has shown since he got here. He’s consistent, steady and that’s what I expect out

of him.” BUY GIANTS TICKETS: STUBHUB, VIVID SEATS, TICKETSMARTER, TICKETMASTER Hodgins showed it again Sunday by pulling in eight catches for 105 yards and a

first-quarter touchdown during his team’s 31-24 NFC Wild Card victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The touchdown gave the Giants a 14-7 lead and they would never trail again

after that, but Hodgins’ biggest catch came in the fourth quarter when quarterback Daniel Jones led the Giants on a 75-yard scoring drive after the Vikings had tied the game at 24

early in the fourth quarter. On a second-and-10 play from the Minnesota 45, Jones targeted Hodgins along the left sideline. It was a great throw, but an even better catch

as Hodgins kept his right foot in by about a centimeter for a 19-yard gain to the 26. Six plays later the Giants scored on a 2-yard run by Saquon Barkley.