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New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones gets the scoring going against the Redskins with a first-quarter touchdown pass.

The New York Giants have taken an early lead in their Week 4 game against the Washington Redskins. After an interception for rookie linebacker Ryan Connelly (his second of the season), Daniel Jones pieced together a productive offensive drive.

It all ended when Jones tossed a six-yard touchdown pass to Wayne Gallman, who’s taking over for the injured Saquon Barkley.

Jones was 5-for-6 for 42 yards through the air and a touchdown on the drive. It was Gallman’s second catch of the day, as he had 21 yards through the air and four rushing yards on the possession.

Hopefully, the Giants offense can build off of this and keep the momentum going, as the pendulum has definitely swung in their favor thus far.

The defense is having a productive day as well. Connelly has two tackles along with the interception, including a sack of Washington quarterback Case Keenum. Safeties Jabrill Peppers, Antoine Bethea, and linebacker David Mayo each have a tackle on the day. The latter is starting in place of the injured Alec Ogletree.

Big Blue entered this week needing a big win. They’re 1-2 to start the year and are 1-0 with their new rookie quarterback. A win on Sunday over a division rival, even if the Redskins are winless, would be huge going forward. Thus far, it’s working out, but the team as a whole will have to click on all cylinders and keep this energy going until the clock hits triple-zero.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.