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The New York Giants have gotten on the board with a 28-yard touchdown pass from rookie Daniel Jones to tight end Rhett Ellison.

After falling to a 17-0 deficit to start the game, the New York Giants have gotten on the board against the Arizona Cardinals. In the midst of the second quarter, rookie quarterback Daniel Jones hit tight end Rhett Ellison for a 28-yard score. With the extra point from Aldrick Rosas afterward, Big Blue cut the Arizona lead to 17-7.

All-in-all, it’s a great ball thrown by Jones. It’s tough for any quarterback to fit the ball into a window hovered over by a cornerback and a safety over the top.

It’s Jones’ sixth touchdown of his inaugural season in the pros and Ellison’s first touchdown of the year. Ellison has found himself mainly in a No. 2 tight end role behind third-year pro Evan Engram.

The two touchdowns the Giants allowed were both to Arizona running back Chase Edmonds. The young back already has 13 carries for 87 yards on the day.

Jones is now 4-for-7 on the day for 47 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Saquon Barkley, who’s in his first game back from a high ankle sprain suffered four weeks ago, has carried the ball four times for 28 yards.

If the Giants defeat Arizona on Sunday, they would improve to 3-4 on the season and possibly end up sitting one game back in the NFC East division race. The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, both 3-3, face off against each other in a “Sunday Night Football” matchup.

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