It’s been a forgotten season for the Giants. But last week’s win over Washington’s football team at least gave the team its first win, and Thursday’s game against the Eagles in Philadelphia sparked a kind of electric moment that brings hope of a resurgence in the season. Almost, anyway.
Trailing the Eagles, 10-7, in the third quarter and starting the drive on their 12-yard line, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones fouled a handoff and turned right. The fake fooled the Eagles’ defense, and when Jones was uprooted, he had nothing but green grass in front of him. So he was overwhelmed by the light of day.
20, 30, 40, 50, 40 … The yard went on without a defense. Jones was on his way to giving the Giants the lead and providing the kind of signature play that would eventually run on highlight shows and viral clips, and to instill in the minds of veteran fans who want a better memory this year.
And Jones was flying. At 43 he hit 21.23 miles an hour, According to NextGen statistics, The fastest pace by a quarterback in the last three seasons. When Jones reached 35, it became clear that he was going to score.
And then, just like last time, it was clear he wasn’t.
It was just a bad move, with one foot reaching an inch or two from where it should have landed ideally. But Jones’ next step was a little bad, and after a while his balance went out.
Jones leaned forward, tried and failed to catch himself and then, just 15 yards from the end zone, fell to the ground.
Jones moved towards 8 and tried to get up, but a late arriving eagle touched him and ended the game. In the end, Jones earned 80 yards Longest walk through a quarterback Since 2015. But he needed 88 to score, and the way the game ended – a player running for free and then falling, remaining untouched and abrupt – ensured his longevity, not just brilliant In the video collection, rather unknown.
Within minutes, opponents were weighing the players.
“I tried to run faster than I could and I got stuck,” Jones told reporters after the game.
Fans of the Glass-Half Full Giants will say that after Jones was upset, the team scored to lead four plays. But very few people will remember it. (Congratulations, Wayne Galman: Your 1-yard run is a great answer right now.)
The biggest problem for the Giants is that they blew an 11-point lead with five minutes left and lost the game 22-21 to 1-5. Next Monday, Tom Brady and Buccaneers arrive in town. Lotlight fans and Twitter fans will be waiting.