EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The New York Giants looked slick against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on their opening run, which ended with a Daniel Jones 6-yard touchdown run.
Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett called Jones’ number two spot and goal from the Washington 6-yard line. Guards Will Hernandez and Nick Gates sealed their defenders and Jones ran through a significant hole up the middle. He drove through safety Kamren Curl at the 4-yard line and dove over the finish line to the opening score at. 7:39 in the first quarter.
It limited an 11-play, 79-yard drive after Washington went three-and-out.
For Jones, it was his second chasing touchdown of the season. He also rushed to a touchdown late in a season-opening loss 27-13 to the Denver Broncos. Jones also completed all four of his passes in 45 yards on the drive.
How to end a ride! 🙌
– New York Giants (@Giants) September 17, 2021
Jones is the first Giants player since 2005 to rush for a TD in the team’s first two games of the season. Both Brandon Jacobs and Tiki Barber did so in 2005.
Washington responded to the score when receiver Terry McLaurin did what he has often done against the Giants: hurt them. In three games tonight, McLaurin has a total of 21 catches on 275 yards against New York.
In the second quarter, he caught deep for a 16-yard win, turning cornerback James Bradberry around by selling the mail route before returning outside.
– Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) September 17, 2021
A game later, he got an 11-yard touchdown pass with another strong route that once again beat Bradberry — but without a fake. The post from Taylor Heinicke was a bit behind him, but McLaurin reached back for the catch. It was McLaurin’s second career touchdown reception against New York.