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New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones finds tight end Evan Engram for a two-yard touchdown pass against the Detroit Lions.

The New York Giants have decreased the Detroit Lions’ lead in Sunday’s Week 8 matchup.

In the third quarter, with the Giants down 24-13, rookie quarterback Daniel Jones found tight end Evan Engram for a two-yard score. The two-point conversion afterward was no good, as the Lions’ lead is now 24-19. It’s Jones’ third touchdown pass of the game thus far.

Jones is now 15-for-20 on the day with 191 yards and three touchdowns. The initial pair of scores were both to rookie wide receiver Darius Slayton. The Auburn University product has two catches for 50 yards on the day thus far.

Jones has yet to throw an interception but did lose his sixth fumble of the season, one which was returned for a touchdown in the first quarter to give the Lions the early lead. The former Duke Blue Devil now has 13 turnovers on the year, including seven picks. However, with his three touchdown passes today, he now has nine in his inaugural season in the pros.

The Giants have lost their previous three games after starting out 2-2 through the first four weeks. At 2-5, they’re in third place in the NFC East division. Falling to 2-6 would provide them with that much larger of a hole to climb out of and would put head coach Pat Shurmur on the hot seat even more. Shurmur has posted a coaching record of 7-16 since his hire prior to the 2018 season.

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