Duke football: New York Giants fail Daniel Jones against NFC East rival

Former Duke football quarterback Daniel Jones (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Former Duke football quarterback Daniel Jones (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

The New York Giants failed former Duke football quarterback Daniel Jones on Thursday Night Football.

For as much criticism as Daniel Jones receives, the former Blue Devil played a winning football game on Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jones completed 20-of-30 passes for 187 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, as well as four rushes for 92 yards.

But first and foremost, Daniel Jones went viral on social media midway through the third quarter after he tripped over his own feet on an 80-yard run, which would have been a touchdown, but the quarterback tried to run faster than his legs would go.


As the internet exploded with images and videos surrounding the former Blue Devil, his miscue did not hurt his team, as the Giants eventually ended up in the end zone on that drive following a rush from Wayne Gallman to give New York a 14-10 lead.

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Following a turnover on downs at the three-yard line, Jones came up with the biggest drive to that point of the game, leading the Giants on a 15-play, 97-yard touchdown drive that gave Big Blue a 21-10 lead in the fourth quarter.

Philadelphia responded with a quick touchdown drive of its own, but it was Jones who had the Giants driving once again to put the game away and push New York into a tie for first place in the lowly NFC East. But on a 3rd & 7 at the Giants 47-yard line, Daniel Jones dropped a perfect ball into the hands of Evan Engram, but the tight end was unable to catch the ball and forced New York to punt.

Carson Wentz and the Eagles took the ball down the field to score and take a 22-21 lead with 40 seconds left to play and no timeouts for the Giants.

Daniel Jones was unable to march down the field and fumbled with under 15 seconds left to play as the Giants dropped to 1-6.

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Jones’ lone interception on the evening also went right off the hands of Engram early in the first half.

Daniel Jones’ performance on Thursday night was more than enough to win, but it was his teammates, specifically Evan Engram, who was not able to come through for his young quarterback.

New York will be right back in primetime next Monday night, November 2, as the Giants host Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium with kickoff at 8:15pm EST on ESPN.

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