NY Giants come up short vs. Chiefs: Good, bad, and ugly from loss
The Bad: Daniel Jones’ Interception
The NY Giants got off to a great start to this game.
Of course, that is before they threw an interception on their second offensive play from scrimmage.
Daniel Jones did not see the linebacker one bit when he looked to hit Darius Slayton on a little snag route. Slayton sat in space between the Chiefs’ zone defense. Jones failed to adequately read the situation and missed Willie Gay reading the play the whole way and he then jumped the route.
It was an absolute backbreaking, inexcusable turnover for Jones, especially if he wants to shed the turnover-prone label once and for all.
Even worse, it occurred inside the Giants 30-yard line and Gay brought the pick back the Giants’ 13-yard line after a 13-yard return. From there, Mahomes didn’t miss twice and found Tyreek Hill for a touchdown on 3rd and goal from the Giants’ 6-yard line.
Jones’ interception ended up costing New York seven points, and may have made the difference in this game.
It was a play Jones knows he can’t have but one that’s happened too often anyways through 2.5 seasons as the Giants’ quarterback. Yet again, a Jones turnover came at an awful time and helped lead to the NY Giants’ demise.