The Giants survived a wild final 1:04 that saw Jacksonville use three Giants defensive penalties and a desperation fourth-and-15 conversion to move to the Giants’ 17-yard line with no timeouts. On the game’s final play, the Giants stopped Jacksonville wide receiver Christian Kirk at the 1-yard line after he caught a Trevor Lawrence pass. Julian Love, Fabian Moreau, and Xavier McKinney combined to make the stop.
The held on despite final drive penalties that negated a sack and an interception, and a roughing the passer penalty that moved the ball into the red zone after the Jaguars converted on fourth-and-15 on a 28-yard pass to Marvin Jones.
The Giants are 6-1 for the first time since 2008. Jacksonville is 2-5.
“Good to be 6-1,” said head coach Brian Daboll. “Made it tougher than we needed to.”
The Giants entered the fourth quarter trailing, 17-13. The Giants have now trailed four times and been tied twice entering the fourth quarter this season.
The Giants had a chance after stopping Trevor Lawrence on a fourth-and-1 sneak at the Giants’ 20-yard line with 11:25 to play.
They went 79 yards in 10 plays to take a 20-17 lead with 5:31 to play. Daniel Jones scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard quarterback sneak. Jones had a 24-yard run Saquon Barkley had an 18-yard run and a defensive pass interference on Jacksonville’s Tyson Campbell put the ball at the 1-yard line.
After a Jacksonville three-and-out the Giants ran the clock down to 1:07 and got a 34-yard Graham Gano field goal to make it 23-17. They appeared to have run the clock down to :25 but after a review Saquon Barkley was ruled out of bounds on the Giants’ final play. That came into play as the Jaguars crazily reached the Giants’ 17-yard line with a chance at an improbable last-second victory.
The Giants, though, survived.
Here is a great call on the final play from Bob Papa:
- Jones finished 19 of 30 for 202 yards passing with a touchdown. He had 107 yards rushing on 11 carries. Daboll said Jones “played the way we needed him to play.”
- Barkley finished with 110 yards on 24 carries. He caught four passes for 25 yards.
- Wan’Dale Robinson had six receptions for 50 yards. Darius Slayton had three catches for 58 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown.
- The Giants had a season-high 436 total yards of offense.
- Love had nine tackles and a critical first-half fumble recovery.
The Giants led at the half, 13-11.
Giants-Jaguars halftime score:⁰Giants 13, Jags 11— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) October 23, 2022
Daniel Jones 15-22, 168 yards, 1 TD (3 drops)⁰Barkley 9 carries, 18 yards⁰Wan’Dale Robinson, 6 caches, 50 yards
Darius Slayton, 2 catches, 44 yards, 1 TD
Injuries: 3 for the Giants
The biggest offensive play was a 32-yard scoring pass from Daniel Jones to Darius Slayton. The Giants’ biggest defensive play came when Xavier McKinney and Julian Love combined to snuff out a potential Jacksonville scoring drive. McKinney stripped running back Travis Etienne around the Giants’ 5-yard line and Love recovered the bouncing ball in the end zone.
- Starting left guard Ben Bredeson was ruled out after suffering a first-quarter knee injury.
- Starting right tackle Evan Neal was ruled out after suffering a left knee injury in the second quarter.
The initial belief is #Giants RT Evan Neal suffered an MCL injury, per source. He'll have more tests to determine the full extent.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 23, 2022
- Tight end Daniel Bellinger was carted off late in the first half after apparently being poked in the eye. Bellinger had a swollen left eye and lots of blood on his jersey when he was carted off.
- Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson left the game in the fourth quarter and was being evaluated for a concussion. Jackson returned with the Giants leading 20-17 and 5:31 remaining in the game.
CB Cor’Dale Flott (calf)
WR Kenny Golladay (knee)
WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring)
OLB Oshane Ximines (quad)
S Jason Pinnock
LB Austin Calitro
The Giants are on the road again, heading west to face the Seattle Seahawks. That game is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on FOX. Following that, the Giants have they BYE week.