New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones scores the go-ahead rushing touchdown in the team’s 32-31 victory on Sunday.
The New York Giants have finally won a game in this still-young 2019 regular season, and it came at the hands of their rookie quarterback.
On Sunday, with Big Blue down 31-25 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Daniel Jones in his first career start led a late-game drive to put the Giants in position to take the lead.
On a 4th-and-5 from the Tampa Bay 7-yard line, Jones saw an opening in the middle of the field after not finding any receiver open.
He ultimately took it upon himself and rushed seven yards up the middle for the score. The extra point then gave the Giants the lead.
Daniel Jones scrambles for the TD on 4th down to give the Giants the lead!!!#NYGvsTB pic.twitter.com/9OPgG9q1uj
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 22, 2019
It was the rookie’s second rushing touchdown of the day and his fourth total touchdown. He finished with 23 completions on 36 attempts for 336 yards through the air and two touchdown passes. He added 28 rushing yards on four carries for two scores.
Touchdown passes were to tight end Evan Engram and wide receiver Sterling Shepard.
The Giants made the switch from Eli Manning to Jones this past week. It marks the first regular-season game Manning hasn’t started for Big Blue since Week 13 of the 2017 season.
It’s also the Giants’ first regular-season victory since Week 14 of last season where they defeated the Washington Redskins 40-16.
The Jones era is officially off to a hot start for the Giants. Fans hope it’ll continue next week when they take on the Redskins at home.