The New York Giants squeaked by the Cincinnati Bengals in a nail-biting victory of 19-17, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 in Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. For the win, Daniel Jones threw for 213 yards, and no touchdowns. The Giants also relied on a rushing game that produced 142 yards and one rushing touchdown.
Jones contributed to this win by completing 16 of 27 passes, finishing the game with 213 yards, no interceptions, no touchdowns and a QB rating of 84.30.
The ground game for the Giants saw Wayne Gallman Jr carrying the football 24 times, and Dion Lewis helping with rushing the ball two times. The two rushers produced 94 yards and 10 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Giants had Jones tossing the football to Golden Tate III and Sterling Shepard as his most productive targets. Tate III caught four passes for a net gain of 36 yards. The secondary target (Shepard) caught seven passes for a net contribution of 64 yards.
Contributing to the victory was a defensive line stats of two sacks , two forced fumbles, four tackles for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the Giants.
For the losing team, Brandon Allen finished the game completing 17 of 29 passes to lead the way for the Bengals. This performance by Allen led to a QB rating of 67.60, and game stats of 136 yards, one interception and one touchdown.
The Bengals’ rushing game was led by Giovani Bernard and Samaje Perine. For the game, Bernard carried the ball eight times, rushed for 32 yards, and zero touchdowns. Perine supplemented and carried the ball a total of zero times for a total of no yards. Meanwhile Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Bengals. Boyd caught three passes from Allen for a total of 15 yards, while Higgins contributed with 44 yards from five passes.
For the game, the Bengals defensive effort yielded one forced fumble, two tackles for loss and no sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.
After the win, the Giants now have a 4-7 record, compared to the Bengals who now have a 2-8 record.