Daniel Jones mobility remains a weapon
Jones showed once again on the opening possession of the game that defenses must respect his mobility, or pay the price for letting him get loose.
On the eighth play of the Giants’ drive, Jones sold the fake-handoff to Wayne Gallman before streaking off tackle untouched for a 34-yard touchdown to lift the Giants to a 7-0 lead.
This is far from the first time that Jones broke loose on a big run.
Unlike the first meeting between these teams back in Week 7 when Jones tripped over the 15-yard line at Lincoln Financial Field on an 80-yard run, Jones wound up getting the Giants on the board Sunday.
Later, on another fake handoff zone read run, Jones plunged six yards to the Eagles five-yard line, setting up a second quarter touchdown.
Jones entered Sunday leading the Giants in rushing with 320 yards, while averaging eight yards per carry.
Sunday, Jones finished with a team-high 66 rushing yards and a touchdown, while averaging 9.4 yards per attempt.
The combination of Jones’ legs and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett creatively using deception with fake end-arounds, misdirection and zone-read concepts has been instrumental in jumpstarting the Giants’ offense in recent weeks.