Suddenly, a Giants season that only two weeks ago appeared to be lost amidst an 0-2 start has promise.
The Giants won their second consecutive game Sunday, beating the Redskins, 24-3, at MetLife Stadium and they now have life at 2-2 and with rookie quarterback Daniel Jones showing that last week’s stirring comeback victory in Tampa was not a fluke.
It was Jones’ first home start and it came without the services of star running back Saquon Barkley, who’s out with a high ankle sprain that is expected to keep him sidelined for at least another month.
But Barkley’s absence didn’t seem to bother the Giants as they built a 17-3 halftime lead — partly on their own merit and partly as a result of the Redskins’ ineptitude, which included nine penalties for 41 yards in the first 30 minutes.
Jones finished his second career start 23-of-31 for 225 yards with one touchdowns and two interceptions.