3 keys to victory for NY Giants vs. Washington Football Team
It’s time for NY Giants QB Daniel Jones to show he can be elite
Since 2017, the NY Giants are the only team in the NFL to have zero consecutive weeks with a winning record. That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering these last four seasons, they’ve ranked in the bottom half of the league in scoring (31st in 2020, 19th in 2019, 16th in 2018, and 31st in 2017).
Let’s state the obvious: You can’t win games without scoring points; you can’t score points by turning the ball over. Unfortunately, in QB Daniel Jones’ case, he can’t seem to correct either scenario on a consistent basis.
Once more, fans are left with a post-game reaction of, ‘he showed glimpses of brilliance, but ultimately fell apart’ under center. That may have bought him time these last two seasons, but entering his third year, a failure to take a big leap in the right direction could very well strip him of his starting job.
Entering the 2021 season, the Giants quarterback finds himself at a pivotal moment in his career – one that began with high hopes after being drafted sixth overall and later putting together an epic debut in Week 3 of the 2019 season – as well as the future direction of the Giants franchise.
After a promising, and at times, incredible, rookie season (13 games, 3,027 passing yards, and 24 TD passes), Jones needs to overcome his pesky-turnover crutch and prove why he deserves to stay under center in 2021 and is worth keeping for the long-term.
That starts with winning — one week at a time; and particularly against division rivals.
It’s plain and simple: The Giants need “Danny Dimes” to return Thursday night – and stay for the duration of the season. That means fans need more from him than a meaningless rushing touchdown to close out an otherwise handily defeated game – like in Week 1.
This season is his last chance. Win one on the road and return to MetLife with a 1-1 record and fighting chance for the division this year.