When you are 2-8, you have suffered a lot of bad losses, but Sunday’s loss against the Jets will probably go down as the worst loss of the season for the New York Giants. Behind Sam Darnold and an opportunistic defense, the Jets(2-7) defeated the Giants(2-8) 34-27 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, in the battle of New York. With the loss, the Giants have now lost six straight games.
The Jets led 14-0 in the first quarter, but the Giants would cut the lead to 14-13 at the break. Eventually, the Giants would take a 27-21 lead in the third quarter. However, the Jets would score the final 13 points of the game to get their second win of the season.
“They should be disappointed. Fans should be disappointed,” Giants quarterback Daniel Jones said after the game. We are, too, but we’re going to do what we can, we’re going to work as hard as we can to improve what’s gone wrong and get back into the win column. Obviously, we have a lot of work to do.”
Jones put up some decent numbers on Sunday. The rookie signal-caller threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns, but he struggled with ball security. Jones had three fumbles(1 lost), including one that was returned for a touchdown by the Jets’ Jamal Adams.
“He plays every game heroically, finds a way to get production,” Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said about Jones. “Like every young player, he has mistakes.”
According Giants WR Golden Tate, who caught four passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday, the fans have to be patient with the team.
“The only thing I can ask at this point is just be patient and try to trust the process,” Tate said. “Just know the people inside the building, we’re working, we still believe we can, we’ve just got to go out there and do it.
Jones played well enough for the Giants to win, but the Giants’ defense allowed the Jets’ offense, which had struggled this season, to score 27 points. Losing to the Jets is inexcusable for the Giants, but based on what we have seen out of this team in 2019, we really should not be surprised.