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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.