Powered by 112 yards from Daniel Jones, and a total team offensive output of 240 yards, the New York Giants squeaked by the Washington Football Team in a thrilling 20-19 victory, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 in MetLife Stadium in New York. The Giants rushing game contributed to this with with 132 yards and no rushing touchdowns, to support a 112 yards, one touchdown effort by Daniel Jones.
Jones finished the game completing 12 of 19 passes, to lead the way for the Giants. He ended up with an overall QB rating of 74.90, coming from a performance that included 112 yards, one touchdown, and one interception for the game.
Devonta Freeman and Wayne Gallman Jr led the rushing game for the Giants. Freeman rushed for 61 yards from carrying the football 18 times. Freeman was helped by Gallman Jr who carried the football zero times for a total of no yards. In the passing game, Jones was most successful throwing the ball to Golden Tate and Darius Slayton. Tate caught one pass for a total of 11 yards, while Slayton contributed with 41 yards from two passes.
Contributing to the victory was a defensive line stats of three sacks , one forced fumble, four tackles for loss, and one defensive touchdown for the Giants.
Kyle Allen led the Football Team in a losing effort with 280 yards, completing 31 of 42 passes, one interception, and two touchdowns, for a QB rating of 97.30.
The Football Team’ rushing game was led by J.D. McKissic and Antonio Gibson. For the game, McKissic carried the ball eight times, rushed for 41 yards, and no touchdowns. Gibson supplemented and carried the ball a total of nine times for a total of 30 yards. Meanwhile Terry McLaurin and Dontrelle Inman were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Football Team. McLaurin caught seven passes from Allen for a total of 74 yards, while Inman contributed with 45 yards from five passes.
Although their team lost the game, the Football Team defense ended the game with one sack, and one tackle for loss, to go along with zero forced fumbles.
The Giants walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 1-0. The Football Team on the other hand, dropped to 0-1 for the season.