Former Duke football quarterback Daniel Jones threw a game-ending interception in the red zone.
In a game in which the New York Giants were nearly a two-touchdown underdog, Daniel Jones and Big Blue had a chance to tie the game late against the Los Angeles Rams.
Jones and the inept Giants offense were in the midst of a five-play, 62-yard drive with under two minutes to play as New York needed a touchdown and two-point conversion to send the game to overtime.
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The former Blue Devil signal-caller was trying to push the ball downfield when he tried to force a pass to Damion Ratley instead of running for a first down and moving the chains. He was intercepted by Darious Williams with 52 seconds to go on the Rams’ 5-yard line.
In the 17-9 Los Angeles victory, Jones completed 23-of-36 passes for only 190 yards and that one costly interception while rushing six times for 45 yards, which tied running back Wayne Gallman for the team-high.
Daniel Jones also fumbled one time, but the Giants were able to recover the loose ball.
Another loss for New York, and very pedestrian performance by Jones, is making the chants louder for the Giants to try and draft Clemson Tigers star quarterback and potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Trevor Lawrence.
Despite the 0-4 record, Jones has not received much help from his teammates, whether it be due to injury or performance, as the quarterback has been leading the team in rushing in three of its first four games. Plus, the absence of Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, and Saquon Barkley this season, in some capacity, has stunted the development of the Top-10 draft pick.
A major NFC East rivalry game awaits the New York Giants as they travel to Arlington, Texas to face the Dallas Cowboys, who have had major issues on the defensive side of the ball this season.
Even with a winless record, the Giants remain one and a half games out of first place in their division, behind the Philadelphia Eagles.
Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25pm EST on Sunday from AT&T Stadium, and the game can be seen on CBS.
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