Duke football: Daniel Jones unable to complete comeback against Bears

Former Duke football quarterback Daniel Jones was unable to finish the comeback for the New York Giants.

Late-game heroics for Danny Dimes were in the mix, but Daniel Jones and the New York Giants were not able to complete the comeback on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

Down 17-0 at halftime and without All-Pro running back Saquon Barkley, Jones spearheaded Big Blue’s comeback bid against one of the best defenses in the NFL, but a final play pass in the end zone to Golden Tate fell incomplete. However, if the pass was completed, it would not have counted as there was an offensive pass interference call on Tate in the end zone.

Jones also did not have one of his favorite targets in Sterling Shepard, who had to leave the game because of an injury.

In the 17-13 loss to Chicago, the second-year signal-caller completed 25-of-40 passes for 241 yards with an interception and a fumble but did not throw a touchdown pass.

Jones also rushed three times for 21 yards against the Bears’ vaunted defense.

The Giants’ lone touchdown came on a one-yard rush on 4th & 1 from running back Dion Lewis to cap off an 11-play, 95-yard drive.

Both of Daniel Jones’ turnovers came in two of the first three drives of the game for New York, but he put the Giants in scoring position in five of the last six drives the team had the ball, showing the fight and toughness needed for his team.

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However, Daniel Jones’ second season will become much more difficult as Barkley has been ruled out for the season after Ian Rapoport reported that the running back has been officially diagnosed with a torn ACL, partial tear to his meniscus, and strained MCL.

The New York Giants (0-2) will return back to MetLife Stadium and face an injury-ravaged San Francisco 49ers team that is coming off of a thrashing of the New York Jets in the same stadium.

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Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00pm EST on Sunday, September 27, and can be seen on FOX.

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