For yet another week, the NY Giants are underdogs leading up to their showdown with the Jaguars on Sunday. We’ve got a 5-1 team in the Giants going up against a 2-4 side, yet the good folks over in Las Vegas think the G-Men will have a day to forget? Please.
One reason why the Giants might not be favored in this road contest is that people continue to have their doubts on Daniel Jones. Yes, Danny Dimes won’t ever be in the same conversation as Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Tom Brady, but the fourth-year signal-caller has done more than enough to help the Giants record five wins.
Jacksonville head man Doug Pederson has been studying Jones for a while and he understands the kinds of issues he can present the Jaguars defense in Week 7.
NY Giants QB Daniel Jones is finding ways to get the job done
Pederson is too smart to lose focus on Danny Dimes. Jones might not be a superstar by any means, but goodness, he’s doing what’s needed to bring home Ws. On the year, the QB has thrown for 1,021 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s thrown for two scores twice, including in Week 6 against Baltimore.
In that victory, Jones connected with Wan’Dale Robinson in the first half, and then followed that up with a fourth-quarter TD to tight end Daniel Bellinger. Speaking of Bellinger, the fourth-round pick has been superb for offensive coordinator Mike Kafka this season, as he’s caught two TDs from Jones and added another score on the ground.
Outside of running back Saquon Barkley, there aren’t a lot of big names for the NY offense, but these guys keep finding ways to put points on the board, while Wink Martindale’s defense has shined ever-so brightly. Come Sunday against the Jaguars, the offense will look to keep making improvements, with Jones of course running the show.
Who knows, we could see the first three-touchdown game of the year for him. It’d be great for that to go down, and it looks like Pederson wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if Jones makes it happen.