DUD – QB Daniel Jones
For the third time in six weeks, an untimely and unforced Daniel Jones turnover very nearly cost the Giants a victory.
Jones, facing heavy pressure in the pocket, lofted a pass in the direction of but over the head of Slayton in the end zone that Washington defensive back Kendall Fuller intercepted. Fortunately for Jones and the Giants, Washington only managed to convert the turnover into a field goal.
“[I was] Just throwing the ball away, didn’t get enough on it out of the back of the endzone,” Jones said of his interception. “Got to make that decision sooner and get the ball out. You can’t afford to make those mistakes in the red zone. Have to do a better job throwing the ball away.”
While Jones finished with a game-high 74 rushing yards, he was largely outplayed by Kyle Allen. Jones finished Sunday 12-of-19 passing for 112 yards with one touchdown, one interception, and he was sacked three times.
Jones’ beautifully thrown touchdown pass to Slayton once again showcased what gives the Giants hope he can develop into one of the league’s elite quarterbacks, but he once again Sunday continued to struggle with holding onto the football too long and wasn’t all that productive in the passing game.