Daniel Jones Stepped Up In Biggest Game Of Career

Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones had many multiple-touchdown games as a rookie. His first-ever career start resulted in four total touchdowns, two rushing and two through the air. He had four-passing touchdown games against the New York Jets and Detroit Lions. He even added in a five-touchdown performance against the Washington Redskins in Week 16. What do all of these games have in common? Besides his first career start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Daniel Jones’ best games came at a time where the Giants were not going anywhere, they were in the midst of a lost season.

While he did not throw for any touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles, Jones showed poise in the pocket, using both his arm and legs to drive the ball down the field and convert in the redzone. He is a game manager, and that is all the Giants needed to capture their third win of the season. When the Giants needed it most, Jones stepped up and delivered in the most important game of his young career.

Daniel Jones Stepped Up In Most Important Game

The Giants Finally Beat Those Birds

The Giants ended their cold streak against Philadelphia, a continuous cycle that seemed to have no end. Finally, the time had come and the Giants had stepped up as a team to take down Carson Wentz and the rest of the Eagles.

Daniel Jones’ stats last Sunday: 21/28, 244 yards, along with 64 yards on the ground and one rushing touchdown. While he did not have a passing touchdown, Jones’ arm was on display.

On a disappointing defensive effort that resulted in a long Boston Scott touchdown run, Daniel Jones and the Giants’ offense answered. They quickly drove down the field, Jones hitting Sterling Shepard for a 27-yard catch. Right after, Jones connects with Golden Tate for a 38 yard gain, and all of a sudden the Giants are in Eagles territory.

That drive ended in another Wayne Gallman goal-line touchdown, his fifth on the season. This is EXACTLY what the Giants need to see from Daniel Jones going forward. The ability to deliver and put points on the board when the team needs it. That unfortunately has happened all too much this season. Jones and the Giants offense not being able to drive down the field and score had been the story of the season so far, until they turned it around.

The Giants redzone offense had been among the league’s worst through the first five weeks of the season. As the offensive line started to play better, so did the rest of the offense, and they have started to see success once they reached within 10 yards of the endzone.

No Turnovers Once Again

The Giants win last Sunday also marked Daniel Jones’ second-straight game without a turnover. The Giants are 3-0 when Jones does not turn the ball over, a small victory that needs to become a regular occurrence if the Giants want to start stacking wins soon. While this is a very small step in improving a big problem, Jones has shown that he can protect the ball and win games while doing it. A small sample size, but nonetheless, the Giants and Daniel Jones need to see more of that going forward.

Daniel Jones Leading a Playoff Push

The NFC East race is quite literally wide open. Each team stands with three wins after 10 games, the Eagles taking sole possession of first since they have a tie. If the Giants want any chance of winning the division title, they absolutely need Daniel Jones to continue this mini hot streak. If the offense can keep clicking the way they have been these past two games, the sky is the limit.

Throw away the records and the outside noise, the Giants are finally playing meaningful games in November/December for the first time in a long time. If they want to finish strong these next six weeks and put the league on notice, number eight needs to play well. Jones playing well means the rest of the team will follow.

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