NFL: Daniel Jones Leads NY Giants to Thrilling Win Over Tampa Bay
Daniel Jones looked the part of the franchise quarterback he was drafted to be on Sunday, erasing an 18-point deficit to lead the New York Giants to a 32-31 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, September 22, 2019.
Jones finished the day with 336 passing yards and two passing touchdowns, recording a 112.7 passer rating in the process. He also rushed for 28 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Giants to a rushing usage index of 54.0 and an OVER (Offensive Value and Efficiency Rating) of 153.0. Saquon Barkley left the game with a high ankle sprain which is expected to keep him out for 4-8 weeks.
Defense wasn’t the highlight in this one with 63 combined points scored, but the New York Giants did record a DVS (Defensive Value Score) of 2.0 for the game with four sacks and three tackles for loss. Tampa Bay had a DVS of zero in the loss.
Jameis Winston had 380 passing yards and three touchdowns on Sunday. All three of those touchdown passes were caught by Mike Evans, who had eight catches for 190 yards on the day. After going 4-for-4 on his previous four field goal attempts, Matt Gay missed a 34-yard field goal at the end of regulation that would have given the Buccaneers the win.