Daniel Jones had his strongest performance in a 27-17 NY Giants win over the Eagles in a crucial NFC East win
The NY Giants won’t be waking up Monday in first place in the NFC East, but after Sunday’s 27-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, Joe Judge’s team is entrenched in the division’s driver seat.
More importantly than making up ground on the rival Eagles, the Giants got a signature coming of age performance from Daniel Jones.
In the game’s biggest moment, Jones hit Darius Slayton deep downfield for a 40-yard gain on a beautifully thrown pass for a first down along the sideline with 4:10 remaining and the Giants leading 24-17. It was one of many impressive moments for Jones in what might have been his finest performance as a professional.
Jones rushed for a touchdown in the first quarter, hit consecutive deep passes in the second quarter, he accounted for 310 total yards, and most importantly managed his second consecutive turnover free performance.
But, Jones was just a piece of the Giants’ puzzle as the defense and special teams played pivotal roles.
Punter Riley Dixon pinned the Eagles inside their own 15-yard line three times. Graham Gano drilled a 44-yard field goal to put the Giants up by 10 in the waning moments. The Giants’ defense slammed the door shut on the Eagles’ final drive of the game.
Sunday’s win improved the Giants to 3-7, and pulled New York within striking distance of the 3-5-1 Eagles with a sweep over Washington already in the rearview mirror and one more division game, the season finale against the beleaguered Dallas Cowboys.
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