The New York Giants were on cloud nine when Matt Gay’s missed field goal for Tampa Bay resulted in a 32-31 win. Daniel Jones shined in the game, and played a vital role in overcoming an 18-point deficit to win.
After successfully leading a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter, Jones went to the sidelines where he was quickly greeted by his predecessor: Giants legend Eli Manning.
Not sour at all that he wasn’t the one to lead the Giants today, Manning immediately embraced Jones with a bro-hug.
Eli x Daniel Jones
— ESPN (@espn) September 22, 2019
Jones was named the Giants’ starter this past Tuesday and quickly demonstrated the same skills that had served him for four years at Duke.
He finished the game completing 64-percent of his throws and had four touchdowns. Two of them came through the air, while his first and last touchdowns came on the ground.
The Giants trailed 28-10 at halftime, but the whole team came alive early in the second half.
On the first play of the third quarter, Jones found tight end Evan Engram for a 75-yard touchdown pass. He later found Sterling Shepard for another touchdown later that quarter.
After a Tampa Bay field goal to make the game 31-25, Jones marched them down the field and scored the game-winner on a 7-yard run up the middle.
Tampa Bay had a chance to win the game with a field goal, but Matt Gay’s kick went wide right.
The Giants are now 1-2, Daniel Jones is the starter going forward.