3 incredible stats that defined NY Giants’ upset win over Saints
Jones had arguably the best game of his young career, going 28-for-40 with 402 yards, two touchdowns and one interception with three impressive drives to comeback and win the game late in the 4th quarter and overtime.
On pass attempts that traveled 15+ yards through the air, Jones was 8-for-11 with two touchdowns and an interception that was on a 48-yard Hail Mary attempt at the end of the 1st half.
This isn’t new for Jones, as he was graded as NFL Next Gen Stats’ best deep ball passer for the 2020 season. However, the Giants strayed from the deep ball last week as Jones was just 2-for-5 on 15+ yard passes through the air against Atlanta. Part of that can be attributed to Darius Slayton, Jones’ favorite deep threat, being injured.
In Slayton’s place this week was John Ross, who made his Giants debut after being sidelined with an injury through the team’s first three weeks. The former Bengal brought in three receptions for 77 yards, including a 52 yard go-route for a touchdown, and two crucial catches in overtime for 17 yards and 8 yards respectively, each going for 1st downs.
If the offensive line can hold up just enough, Daniel Jones should be able to continue having success throwing downfield with the assortment of weapons at his disposal. Add Shepard and Slayton back in the mix and you’d be hard-pressed to find a defense with the personnel that can’t keep everyone from getting open on any given play.