Daniel drops a dime
With 1:36 remaining in the first quarter, Daniel Jones made Washington pay for Allen’s interception with one of the finest throws of his young career.
Jones stood in the pocket, withstanding the rush from Washington defensive end Montez Sweat, and led wide receiver Darius Slayton with a perfectly thrown pass for a 23-yard touchdown to extend the Giants’ lead to 10-0.
You can check out video of Jones’ brilliant touchdown pass here.
There’s no denying the chemistry that Jones and Slayton have forged since their arrival during rookie minicamp last spring. It’s easy to see the dividends of the extra time Jones and Slayton spent running routes during those first few practices of their careers, through this season’s first five weeks. Sunday’s touchdown was Jones’ third touchdown of the season, all three to Slayton.
At times, Jones continues to hold onto the football too long, as was the case with a third down sack that halted the Giants’ prior possession at the 11-yard line, but throws like his touchdown strike to Slayton underscore the potential Jones has deep down that the Giants are so optimistic about.
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.