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Giants’ QB Daniel Jones is NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Career-best passing day leads to honor for third-year Giants’ quarterback

New York Giants v New Orleans Saints Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for a career-high 402 yards and leading the Giants to a come-from-behind victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Jones completed 28 of 40 passes and led the Giants to 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and overtime as they rallied from a 21-10 deficit to win their first game of the season. Jones threw two touchdown passes and was intercepted once, on a Hail Mary pass at the end of the first half.

Jones’ previous career high in passing yards was 352, set in a 2019 game against Washington.

This is the second time Jones has won Player of the Week honors. His first came in his first start as a rookie in 2019, when he completed 23 of 36 passes with two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns as the Giants overcame a 28-10 halftime deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 32-31.