EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Jones wowed the New York Giants in his brief debut. It’s seemingly solely a matter of time earlier than folks name for the child to exchange two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning at quarterback.
Jones hit all 5 of his passes and capped his solely sequence with a pinpoint 12-yard landing go to Bennie Fowler III in main the Giants to a 31-22 victory over the native rival Jets on Thursday night time in a preseason sport suspended for 59 minutes within the first quarter when lightning and heavy rain rolled into the Meadowlands space.
“There were a couple of things I messed up the first couple of plays,” Jones stated, who took over on the Giants’ second sequence. “When you’re playing with good players, it helps. We found a way to make it work. I thought it went well. We moved the ball and executed.”
It wasn’t good. Coach Pat Shurmur famous that Jones forgot to movement a good finish on his very first play, leaving working again Wayne Gallman towards a defensive finish.
“He got all completions and got us in the end zone,” Shurmur added. “That was a very effective job.”
Jones may need performed extra however Shurmur determined to take a seat him after the delay.
The 38-year-old Manning had a three-and-out opening sequence on which he didn’t see a large open tight finish Rhett Ellison on the primary play.
Sam Darnold and the Jets regarded good on their opening sequence for brand spanking new coach Adam Gase, going 75 yards in seven performs towards a protection that many assume is the Giants’ weak hyperlink. Darnold hit passes of 32 and 28 yards earlier than discovering Jamison Crowder from 3 yards.
“It was fun out there for that first drive and hopefully gave Jets fans a little taste of what the season is going to be like,” stated Darnold, who was 4 of 5 for 68 yards.
Gase appreciated his workforce’s tempo.
“Sam did a good job of extending plays on third down, guys were in the right spot, communication was good. I thought the pocket looked good. It was fun calling it,” Gase stated.
Alex Tanney added a 51-yard landing go to Russell Shepard, linebacker Jake Carlock scored on a 59-yard interception return and Kyle Lauletta hit TJ Jones with a 31-yard landing go for the Giants, who had been 5-11 final season. Aldrick Rosas added a 23-yard area purpose.
Eli McGuire caught a 7-yard go from Trevor Siemian and Luke Falk threw a 2-yarder to Greg Dortch for the Jets’ different touchdowns. Chandler Catanzaro, who missed two further factors, hit a 34-yard area purpose for the Jets, who had been 4-12 below Todd Bowles.
Jets proprietor Woody Johnson chatted with Gase and different coaches and gamers on the sector earlier than the sport. Johnson is serving because the U.S. Ambassador to Britain, and youthful brother Christopher is the workforce’s appearing chairman and CEO. … Halftime was lower to 5 minutes to hurry up the sport after the delay. The groups by no means left the sector.
There was second of silence within the press field earlier than the sport to honor the late Don Banks. The longtime NFL author died after overlaying the Hall of Fame induction ceremony final weekend.
Gase challenged when the officers didn’t name go interference towards Giants rookie cornerback Corey Ballentine. Referee Clete Blakeman overturned the decision on the sector. Shurmur stated replays confirmed Ballentine grabbing Tim White’s wrist.
“You’re trying to go off kind of the way we’ve been explained to over the years of the whole DPI/OPI, so it seemed like the right time, we felt good about it and got the result we wanted,” Gase stated.
BELL DOESN’T TOLL
Running again Le’Veon Bell warmed up in uniform earlier than the sport, however didn’t make his Jets debut. Bell, who signed a four-year, $52.5 million contract with New York within the offseason, sat out all final season in a contract dispute with Pittsburgh.
Among the Jets’ different veterans who didn’t play: DE Leonard Williams (hip), NT Steve McLendon and RB Bilal Powell. With Williams and McLendon out, No. 3 total decide Quinnen Williams began in his NFL debut.
RB Saquan Barkley, 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year, didn’t play. Neither did TE Evan Engram. WR Sterling Shepard (thumb) was out injured.
Jets working again/extensive receiver Valentine Holmes had three rushes for 6 yards and three catches for 30 yards in his NFL debut. The Australian rugby league star is in camp as a part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway program, attempting to win a roster spot. “I was happy I was able to play and kind of get that first touch out of the way,” stated the previous standout winger and fullback for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks of the National Rugby League.
Jets: G Brian Winters left with a shoulder damage. He is having take a look at Friday.
Giants: RB Jon Hilliman sustained a concussion within the fourth quarter.
Jets: at Atlanta on Thursday night time.
Giants: play host to Chicago Bears on Aug. 16.
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