Grading the Giants following their 20-19 win over Washington on Sunday.
Just about one large mess. Daniel Jones (12 of 19, 112 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) did two glorious issues: Take off on a 49-yard run to arrange a subject objective and lob one to Darius Slayton for a TD. Aside from that, it was grim. His throw-it-out-of-the-end-zone interception late within the third quarter was novice hour. Rookie Andrew Thomas — who didn’t begin at left deal with as a result of he was late for a group assembly — utterly missed a bottom block on Montez Sweat on a 1-yard loss to drive a punt. Devonta Freeman (18-61) tried however the run blocking is generally weak. Receivers getting open is means too tough for this group. Solely 240 complete yards? C’mon now.
Thank goodness for Kyle Allen (31 of 42, 280 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT). Most every other quarterback would have received this recreation, and Allen practically did. Logan Ryan bit on a double-move by Cam Sims for late landing that would have spelled doom. Good work by Blake Martinez and Dexter Lawrence to stress Allen on game-saving two-point conversion cease. Work towards the run (Three.6 yards per rush) was strong. CB James Bradberry continues to excel. His first-quarter interception arrange first Giants TD. DT Leonard Williams on back-to-back performs within the second quarter had a rag-doll sack for a lack of 14 yards after which a deal with for no achieve. Getting off the sector on third (and fourth) downs continues to be an journey.
Resolution for brief kickoffs didn’t maintain Washington contained in the 25-yard line on first two tries. The third quick kick labored and pinned Washington on the 13. … Working into the punter penalty on Austin Johnson price the Giants three factors on the finish of the primary half. … Corey Ballentine bought caught watching a bouncing kickoff and solely bought out to the 16-yard line. Newcomer Madre Harper was an element on protection models. Graham Gano hit from 33 and 20 yards as he continues his field-goal proficiency.
Joe Decide, up 10-Three within the second quarter, opted not go to for it on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line. If there have been followers within the seats they might have booed. Decide once more went conservative punting the ball away early within the fourth quarter on fourth-and-2 on the Washington 38. Hey, he lastly bought his first win. Benching Thomas for Matt Peart earlier than sending Thomas onto the sector within the second quarter was a daring transfer, contemplating Thomas is such a excessive draft decide. Shut-to-the-vest play-calling by offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. Patrick Graham’s resolution to advertise rookie LB Tae Crowder right into a beginning position paid large dividends.