Another week, another disastrous loss for the NY Giants, as they were taken down by the Las Vegas Raiders 30-6 on Sunday. Fans had some optimism leading up to kickoff, as it was announced both Daniel Jones and Andrew Thomas would be returning. However, that hope was quickly squandered after Jones went down with a nasty knee injury. The Giants fear he tore his ACL - unreal.
Now, the Giants are at 2-7 on the year and are projected to have the No. 4 overall pick in next spring's NFL Draft. The season is feeling like a wasted one, with the Week 9 loss being the latest gut punch. Here are our five main disappointments from the action:
5. QB Daniel Jones
We've got to start off with Danny Dimes, as first off, you've just got to feel bad for him with this injury setback. Once Jones undergoes an MRI, the expectation is that it will confirm that he tore his ACL, ending his season. Then, who knows if he'll be ready for the start of next year. That's a brutal blow for Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen.
As for his play before going down, Jones would play just the first quarter before walking off to start the second quarter. Jones completed just 4-of-9 passes for 25 yards. The biggest problem here was that Jones was missing open receivers. His first attempt to Saquon Barkley went halfway to Reno. Then came his throws to a rookie speedster:
There were two opportunities in the first quarter alone for Jones to hit Jalin Hyatt in stride for what would have been easy touchdowns and he missed both of them. For a QB who just signed a massive $160 million extension in the offseason, this is unacceptable.