New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones addresses his performance after Big Blue falls 35-14 to the New England Patriots.
On Thursday night, the New York Giants and rookie quarterback Daniel Jones suffered their second consecutive defeat. They ultimately fell 35-14 at the hands of the New England Patriots in Foxborough, MA.
Jones, who only started in his fourth career game, had arguably his worst performance. He only completed 15 of his 31 throws for 161 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. After the loss, he addressed his play to reporters, realizing it wasn’t his greatest performance.
"I didn't play well by any means…bad plays, bad decisions" – Daniel Jones says he wasn't overwhelmed by playing the Patriots pic.twitter.com/j87j1fATcy
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“I don’t think so,” Jones said when asked if playing in the hostile environment of Gillette Stadium was overwhelming. “I didn’t play well by any means. I don’t mean to confuse that but I don’t think it was overwhelming, I think it was just bad plays and bad decisions.”
Jones now has 921 passing yards on the season with five touchdowns and six interceptions. After starting out 2-0 as a starter with wins over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins, he’s fallen to .500 at 2-2. Along with Thursday’s loss, Jones and the Giants were defeated by the Minnesota Vikings this past Sunday by a score of 28-10.
The lone touchdown pass for Jones in Thursday’s loss was a 64-yard toss to veteran wideout Golden Tate. The touchdown cut the Patriots lead to 14-7 in the second quarter. It was Tate’s first touchdown as a Giant in his second game back from his four-game suspension for PEDs.
Big Blue will have some extra time to rest and recover for their Week 7 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 20.