Darius Slayton
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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones throws a five-yard touchdown pass to wideout Darius Slayton in the second quarter against the Jets.

The New York Giants, after succumbing to a slow start, has cut the New York Jets‘ lead to just seven.

In the second quarter of the game on Sunday, Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones tossed a five-yard touchdown pass to rookie wideout Darius Slayton. The two first-year players have built a strong connection on the field thus far in 2019.

Prior to the first Giants points of the day, the Jets took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Quarterback Sam Darnold ran one into the end zone to begin the scoring. Later on, he threw a touchdown pass to the newly-acquired Jamison Crowder. It was just the ninth and 10th offensive touchdowns for the Jets on the season.

In the first battle at MetLife Stadium between these two teams since 2015, the Giants and Jets are two of the worst teams in the league. Big Blue is sporting a 2-7 record heading into this game, having only defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3 and the Washington Redskins in Week 4.

The Jets, on the other hand, are 1-7 at the moment. Their only win came in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 24-22. They hit a new low after losing to the once-winless Miami Dolphins last week. Miami ousted the Jets 26-18 in the game.

This is a big game for either one of these head coaches. It seems Giants head coach Pat Shurmur and Jets head coach Adam Gase are both on the hot seat moving forward.

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