Daniel Jones’ Worst Moment of the Day
Situation: 3rd & 7 from the NY Giants’ 47-yard line, with the Giants up 21-16, with 2:14 remaining in the 4th quarter.
Do we need to digress? Evan Engram cost the NY Giants’ the play of the game to win at the Linc for the first time since 2013.
This play was the worst of the game. It’s the NY Giants’ worst play of the season and maybe one of their worst in several seasons. They had a golden opportunity to close out this game on their own terms and run out the clock.
Staring at 3rd & 7, NY Giants coach Joe Judge elected to be aggressive and throw for a first down to win the game and close it out instead of doing an expected run play. It was an excellent play call from Jason Garrett, and Jones found one of his *key* targets open with at least a step on his man to catch a perfect floating pass right in his hands.
We all know what happened next.
Engram’s catch issues continued in an tough performance. After costing #8 an interception with a pass right off his hands earlier in the game, Engram couldn’t haul in the simplest of catches. To make matters worse, it was the first pass all year that targeted Engram 20+ yards downfield as many NY Giants’ fans have been clamoring for.
Engram’s inability to pull in a routine catch led to another defensive breakdown and they couldn’t close out the game. Jones’ fumble on the last drive didn’t help, but the team had no realistic shot at mounting even a field goal at that point.
Jones, Engram, and the Giants must again turn the page and try to flip the script next week against Tampa Bay.