Daniel Jones wasn’t spectacular but he did enough for the NY Giants to win on Sunday.
The NY Giants and Daniel Jones got the job done to win in Week 9. That’s all that matters heading into the much-needed Week 10 bye.
The Giants beat a talented, 5-2 Las Vegas Raiders team that’s dealt with unimaginable circumstances over 2 weeks. The Raiders lost their head coach in Jon Gruden after ugly allegations were revealed in an NFL investigation along with losing their best receiver and their top 2020 draft pick in Henry Ruggs. Ruggs’ car crash and DUI charges were the biggest off-the-field headline of the league this week as it’s a tragic situation and the Raiders were blindsided midweek by this devastating news.
New York had issues of their own all week too, dealing with 13 positive COVID-19 cases of which 12 ended up being falsely positive. It sure was a good thing as Xavier McKinney was one of the false positives and was the game’s MVP on Sunday. Joe Judge even joked McKinney pulled a ‘Ferris Bueller’ by skipping practice all week and then showing up when it matters most.
Jones finished the game 15-of-20 for 110 yards, averaging a meager 5.5 yards per completion.
It’s not the most inspiring raw box score performance but Jones tossed a touchdown and avoided an interception (but gave up a costly fumble as well).