This game couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start for the Giants. The Jets won the coin toss, elected to receive, Sam Darnold engineered an efficient, methodical drive down the field to open the game with a touchdown. Darnold was perfect throwing the ball, despite attempting some very high difficulty throws, and capped the drive by running it in on a read-option play.
The Giants’ first possession was almost almost before it began, with a three-and-out capped by a Sam Darnold strip sack which was saved by Saquon Barkley. The Jets got the ball at the 50-yard line and turned their resulting field position into a second touchdown before the Giants got their first first down.
The Giants finally got some life in the second quarter, getting in the endzone twice, each time on a touchdown connection from Daniel Jones to Darius Slayton — the second coming on a 39 yard catch and run on 4th and 3.
The Giants’ offensive line suffered another blow in the second quarter when left tackle left the field for evaluation and quickly ruled out of the game with a concussion.
Use this as your open thread as the Giants get the ball to start the second half.