NY Giants’ QB report card: Daniel Jones shines in defining win
Daniel Jones: The Comeback Kid!
Danny Dimes deserves some legitimate criticism for his shoddy second half play and spirit to will the team to win.
The NY Giants probably did not deserve to win this game.
They seemed lifeless at one point, with the game’s momentum slipping away quickly as the season’s eternal optimistic hopes were reeling and reeling.
However, Jones rallied his troops and never gave in to the jaws of defeat and pushed through adversity. Jones was never rattled, even during an 11-point deficit in the 4th quarter.
Instead, the Giants got the ball back with just under 7 minutes left in the game with the Giants down two scores. It’s an all-too-familiar situation (and hopeless feeling) the Giants have experienced this year and most of the last four seasons.
This time was different.
The NY Giants beat down the door with Jones leading the way. They needed a quick drive with guaranteed points to give themselves a shot to win it or send the game to overtime. Yet again, Daniel Jones struck … fast.
On the drive’s first play, with 6:52 left in the 4th quarter, the Giants came out in Shotgun, empty-wide ’12’ personnel, with both Kyle Rudolph and Evan Engram unattached to the line and acting as slot receivers, and Saquon Barkley flanked outside as a perimeter receiver.
Jones saw a matchup he liked on the left sideline with Saquon faced by Marshon Lattimore. Jones connected with Saquon right up the left sideline on another perfectly-placed ball downfield for Saquon to catch in stride, split the two defenders, and find the end zone in just one play.
Jones needs to keep up the deep-passing part of his game. It would be a much-needed element for the Giants’ offense. Daniel Jones found lightning in a bottle twice Sunday, and it made all the difference in the game.