NFL: Daniel Jones and the Giants Spoil Dwayne Haskins’ Debut

While he didn’t produce at the same level he did last week, Daniel Jones still improved to 2-0 as a starter as the New York Giants defeated the Washington Redskins 24-3 on Sunday, September 29, at MetLife Stadium.

Jones completed 23 of his 31 pass attempts for 225 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions, leading to a quarterback rating of 78.0 on the day. The 22-year-old also rushed for 33 yards on five carries, finishing behind running back Wayne Gallman who had 18 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown on the ground, leading the Giants to produce a rushing usage index of 82.0.

Washington rushed for only 55 yards on Sunday to produce a paltry rushing usage index of 13.75. The Redskins were also crushed by the Giants in total OVER (Offensive Value and Efficiency Rating), with the Giants recording an OVER score of 97.25 to Washington’s 24.88.

New York’s defense ruled the day, intercepting four passes and holding the Redskins to only three points and 176 total yards. The Giants produced a DVS (Defensive Value Score) of 2.0 thanks to three sacks and eight quarterback hits. The Redskins had a DVS of 0.5 in the loss.

Dwayne Haskins Jr. took over for Case Keenum in the second quarter. The rookie didn’t play well in his NFL debut, completing only nine of his 17 passes for 107 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions.