NY Giants mistakes again prove monumental in 20-17 loss to Chiefs: Takeaways
Daniel Jones reverts to old self in tough spot
After playing a turnover-free game against the Carolina Panthers last week, Daniel Jones’ worst demons came screaming back the night after Halloween.
With 7:37 remaining in the first quarter, and on the NY Giants’ second offensive play from scrimmage, Daniel Jones telegraphed a pass right to Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay that Gay intercepted and returned to the Giants’ 16-yard line.
Jones’ interception came on the heels of Julian Love intercepting Patrick Mahomes off a deflected pass in the end zone.
Mahomes and the Chiefs made Jones pay for his mistake, when Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill in the back of the end zone to give Kansas City a quick 7-0 lead.
Jones finished 22-of-32 passing for 222 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, but it just wasn’t enough.
If Jones is going to stake his claim as one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks and the NY Giants’ future at the position, cutting down on turnovers is paramount. Jones has now tossed five interceptions through the first eight games.