Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has by no means received a primetime recreation in his profession.
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Primetime has develop into shedding time for the New York Giants and quarterback Daniel Jones.
The third-year quarterback is the primary passer in NFL historical past to start out his profession 0-7 in Thursday, Sunday, or Monday night time video games — the doubtful honor hitting a brand new stage in a Nov. 1 primetime loss to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.
This Monday, the Giants assist shut out the NFL’s Week 11 slate with one other tough check as they journey down south to face Tom Brady and the defending Tremendous Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It shouldn’t come as a lot of a shock that the Giants are heavy underdogs, no matter their incapability to win primetime video games lately.
“I really haven’t thought about it,” Jones stated whereas giving a politician’s reply. “I didn’t realize it until recently, but we’re preparing for this week. Each game is different. Each game is a different opportunity, so we’ll look to prepare for this one.”
Jones, who’s 11-25 in 36 profession begins as Giants quarterback, is placing collectively a a lot better season this 12 months in comparison with his sophomore hunch marketing campaign of 2020. By means of 9 video games, he’s accomplished 64.8% of his passes for 2,059 yards, eight touchdowns (he had 11 all of final 12 months), and 5 interceptions.
Extra importantly, his Giants have received two of their final three video games and are remarkably within the thick of the NFC playoff image regardless of their 3-6 document. They’re considered one of eight groups which can be inside two video games of the seventh and ultimate playoff spot within the convention behind the 5-5 Carolina Panthers.
Whereas the Buccaneers wish to get again on observe after two straight losses — together with a Week 10 upset to the Washington Soccer Workforce — the Giants’ sputtering offense does have a possibility to have a giant night time.
Tampa Bay’s protection is shorthanded as cornerbacks Richard Sherman, Carlton Davis, and Sean Murphy-Bunting are on injured reserve. Defensive linemen Vita Vea and Jason Pierre-Paul are additionally out. The Buccaneers have allowed 65 factors of their final two video games, not less than suggesting the promise that Jones may have a stable night time.