New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones tosses an 18-yard touchdown to veteran wide receiver Sterling Shepard.
Sterling Shepard has returned for the New York Giants and is back to his usual form. In just his second game since his string of five missed matchups due to a concussion, Shepard has caught his first touchdown since the Week 3 win in Tampa Bay.
In the first quarter, with the Giants down 7-0 to the Green Bay Packers, rookie quarterback Daniel Jones found Shepard in the back left corner of the end zone for an 18-yard score. It’s Jones’ 18th touchdown pass of his inaugural pro season and Shepard’s second touchdown reception of 2019.
It’s surely snowing in East Rutherford, NJ right now, as the weather is so fitting for a ballgame between these two storied organizations. Despite the heavy snowfall, Jones doesn’t seem to be affected at all. The rookie has completed six of his eight throws for 61 yards, one touchdown, zero picks, and a 135.9 quarterback rating.
The score is now 7-7 nearing the end of the first quarter. Green Bay jumped out to an early lead after quarterback Aaron Rodgers found wideout Davante Adams for an eight-yard touchdown pass. The Packers were very efficient on their first drive, as they seemed to just pick apart the Giants defense. It’s been much of the same with this struggling Giants secondary, and it may not change on Sunday.
The Giants are looking to snap a seven-game losing streak, as they entered this game 2-9. Green Bay, on the other hand, is 8-3 atop the NFC North division.