The New York Giants’ roster has been depleted due to injuries, and third-year quarterback Daniel Jones is doing everything he can to keep the team from drowning in last place of the NFC East.
On Sunday, with the Giants leading 5-3 in the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers, New York ran an end-around to wide receiver Dante Pettis. The wide receiver found Jones streaking down the field for a pass that sailed over the head of the 6-foot-5 quarterback, but Jones somehow managed to make a circus grab rivaling some of the best in Giants history.
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Channeling his inner David Tyree and Odell Beckham Jr., Jones used his helmet to corral the ball for the catch and the first down. He got leveled by a Panthers’ defender too.
The play drew positive reaction from Twitter, something the Giants haven’t been used to during this 1-5 season.
Later in the drive, Jones rewarded Pettis, finding the slanting receiver for a 5-yard touchdown pass.
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Pettis fell onto a Panthers defender and rolled into the end zone. A lengthy booth review confirmed the call on the field, and the Giants were up 12-3 late in the third quarter.
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New York is looking for its first win at home this season.