NY Giants QB Daniel Jones’ pair of interceptions proved costly against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a 25-23 loss Monday night
The NY Giants had every opportunity to pull off a signature victory, and pull off a double-digit upset against the high-flying Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night, but quarterback Daniel Jones once again was instrumental in a backbreaking loss rather than a catalyst to victory.
For the second consecutive week, the Giants took a lead into the fourth quarter, this time a 17-15 advantage, and once again rather than salting out the game they found themselves on the wrong side of an 25-23 loss.
Monday, a pair of horrendous Jones decisions that led to a pair of interceptions, the second of which with 12:06 remaining in the fourth quarter, led to 10 Buccaneers points.
There were opportunities throughout the game for the Giants to hit on big plays in the passing game deep downfield that Jones wound up missing on. Meanwhile, the Giants’ defense hung tough for over three quarters, but there’s only so much a comparatively under-talented defense can do against an offense that features Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and Mike Evans. Especially, when Brady takes over at the Buccaneers’ 42 and 34 yard line off a turnover.
For the third time in four weeks, the Giants collapsed in the fourth quarter against a conference opponent with the offense unable to sustain drives late and the defense wilting after being on the field for far too long.
Scroll through for a look at the Giants’ studs and duds from Monday’s loss: