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Mikefan - Gamegirl Reviews

OCT 18, 1:00 PM Washington at Giants
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Giants win over Washington 20-19

"This was the game I thought the Giants would have their best chance of winning when the season started out. I was thrilled when the Giants were up 10-0 after both teams had two possesions. First a field goal by Graham Gano after Washington missed on theirs, and then with a touchdown pass to Darius Slayton right after the Giants defense intercepted a pass from quarterback Kyle Allen.
Washington came back with a field goal, and the Giants matched that with one of their own, before slipping a bit allowing Washington to score a touchdown near the end of the half. They weren't going to make things go easy for the Giants, but still the Giants started out the 3rd quarter with a 13-10 lead.
Each team punted on their drives before a combination of Devonta Freeman running and Daniel Jones passing had the team with a first down at the Washington 7-yard line. Daniel Jones was pressured as he tried to throw the ball away, but it was just able to be caught by Washington cornerback Kendall Fuller at the edge of the end zone.
Instead of the Giants adding points to their lead, Washington came up with a field goal to tie things up at 13-13. The Giants punted and this game felt like it was going to slip away with Washington moving the ball the way they were. That's when linebacker Kyler Fackrell came up with a sack fumble that Tae Crowder picked up and ran in for a touchdown.
With three and a half minutes left, the Giants were up 20-13. All they had to do was keep Washington out of the endzone for what would likely be their last drive of the game, but 'No!!' A long pass completion for a touchdown had Washington ready to tie the score with the extra point and overtime. I was surprised to see that they were instead going for two. I wasn't sure if I'd feel better with the Giants losing the game right here, or blowing it later in overtime the way things usually work out.
My mindset wasn't in a good place, and maybe not Ron Rivera's either, because it didn't work out, and the Giants were on their way to a win after the two point conversion play failed. Of course there was still Washington's onside kick to worry through, but the Giants handled that fine and had a 20-19 win.
An overtime game could have ended in a tie, giving the NFC East a record of 4 wins, 16 losses and 3 ties. Sure, the division isn't much better at 5-17-1, but I like that look more than how it was looking yesterday for obvious reasons."

"The Giants got off to an early 10 point lead. Of course that wouldn't hold up for the entire game, but the Giants did end up with their first win of the season. The whole outcome came down to one play - a two point conversion attempt which has a success rate at close to 50 percent, the odds favoring a run over a pass. It should be noted that the odds of winning in overtime heavily favor the home team.
Head coach Ron Rivera went with a passing attempt from his Washington Team quarterback Kyle Allen. His completion percentage in this game was just over 75 percent, and Allen also had one 7-yard rushing touchdown last week. Pressure from Dexter Lawrence and Blake Martinez resulted in Allen throwing an incomplete pass.
The defense also gets credit for scoring a touchdown late in the game, when it was tied at 13-13. Washington had a third-and-nine at the Giants 45 when Kyler Fackrell sacked Allen, and rookie linebacker Tae Crowder scooped up his fumbled ball and raced it into the end zone.
Allen, on the very next drive, completed 8 of 10 passes, including his 22 yard touchdown pass that had the Washington team one point short of tying this game. That successful drive by Allen may also have inspired Rivera to go for the two-point conversion instead of kicking the extra point for a likely tie that would lead to overtime.
Looking back, the Giants offense got off to a good start in this game. In the first half, their first three drives resulted in points scored, a field goal, a touchdown, and a field goal. The touchdown was helped along by
James Bradberry intercepting a pass at the Washington 46-yard line. He took it back 19 yards to give the Giants offense great field position. Three plays later, Daniel Jones connected with Darius Slayton for a 23 yard touchdown.
In the second half, the offense stalled, and did not score at all. They hurt themselves badly when their best drive ended with Daniel Jones throwing a pass that was intercepted in the endzone. The defense made up for that, as we mentioned earlier, when Crowder, known as 'Mr. Irrelevant' for being the last player taken in the 2020 NFL Draft, scored on a fumble recovery touchdown return. It's a short week for the Giants, who travel to Philadelphia for a Thursday night game."

First Quarter

Play: Graham Gano 33 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 48 yards, 5:31
Giants 3-0

Play: Darius Slayton 23 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 27 yards, 0:55
Giants 10-0

Second Quarter

Play: Dustin Hopkins 35 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 11 plays, 70 yards, 5:46
Giants 10-3
Play: Graham Gano 20 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 73 yards, 4:35
Giants 13-3
Play: Logan Thomas 5 Yd pass from Kyle Allen (Dustin Hopkins Kick)
Drive info: 13 plays, 70 yards, 6:02
Giants 13-10

Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter

Play: Dustin Hopkins 28 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 14 plays, 70 yards, 6:55
Tied 13-13

Play: Tae Crowder 43 Yd Fumble Return (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 22 yards, 3:28
Giants 20-13
Play: Cam Sims 22 Yd pass from Kyle Allen (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive info: 10 plays, 75 yards, 2:53
Giants 20-19


Daniel Jones has committed 23 career turnovers in his 18 starts.

Daniel Jones has 3 passing touchdowns on the year, all caught by Darius Slayton.

Daniel Jones 7 carries for 74 yards was the highest rushing total by a Giants quarterback since Jeff Hostetler ran for 82 yards at New England in 1990.
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