WATCH: TOUCHDOWN JACKRABBIT!!! Janoris Jenkins takes it home!!! pic.twitter.com/ptRF3Ji6zT
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 16, 2017
The New York Giants knew their offense was in trouble this week. So Janoris Jenkins and the defense stepped up to score some points.
Late in the first quarter Sunday night, with the Giants holding a 10-3 lead over the Denver Broncos, Janoris Jenkins did what he does best: He made the opposing quarterback wish he hadn’t thrown to the Jackrabbit’s side of the field.
Jenkins jumped a pass from Trevor Siemian and took it 43-yards for the touchdown, giving Big Blue a 17-3 lead.
Jenkins has shown an ability to make pick-sixes in the past, as that was his sixth career touchdown on an interception. While he occasionally gets burnt on a big play due to his aggressive style of play, Jenkins is known for making big-time plays like this one.
Last season Jenkins shut down opposing wide receivers almost every week, but he failed to collect a pick-six. While that’s a tradeoff most teams will take, the Giants offense has struggled, and they’ve needed big plays on defense. Jenkins stepped up with one tonight.