Daniel Jones’ Best Throw of the Day
Situation: 2nd & 10 from the NY Giants 36-yard line, with the NY Giants up 24-17, with 4:10 remaining in the 4th Quarter.
The NY Giants were in the driver’s seat winning by one score with the ball with over four minutes left. Getting either a field goal or touchdown would be enough to put the game on ice.
After struggling in this spot much of last year and so far this year, Daniel Jones delivered in crunch time to win the game for his team. New York needed about 30 more yards to get comfortably into Graham Gano field goal territory.
Daniel threw a strike downfield, a one-on-one opportunity for his most dangerous receiver to make a play. Darius Slayton streaked up the sideline and gave Jones a chance for him to make the game’s biggest play. The ball was lofted perfectly toward the sideline, Slayton did a terrific job slowing down, turning around, and making a back-shoulder catch at the 24-yard line.
The 40-yard connection put the game on wraps for Big Blue and made their winning hopes a near-certainty after this play. From there, the team simply needed a short field goal or a touchdown to close out the hated Eagles.
Jones took it upon himself to score a rushing touchdown to put the game away until it was overturned due to an Andrew Thomas holding call. The team settled and Gano drilled the field goal to put Big Blue up double-digits for good. The team held onto its lead and never looked back.