After a Giants’ field goal, Petty would find Stewart again in the fourth quarter and Christian Hackenberg would hit Frankie Hammond for a second TD pass.
Several Giants also got banged up, most notably starting corner Eli Apple (ankle), who had missed last Monday’s game in Cleveland with an ankle injury and now has injured the other ankle, per McAdoo. On this night, though, Petty would not get the opportunity to lead his team on a game-tying drive.
The Giants improved to 1-2 this month, and enjoyed celebrating their first victory.
This was the first time the Giants scored 30 or more points since January 3, 2016, a 35-30 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2015 regular-season finale. But the Giants just kept piling it on, adding a 50-yard field goal by Mike Nugent. The second was partly on wide receiver Robby Anderson, who couldn’t secure Hackenberg’s pass while being hit. There was a lot to like from Engram as a featured target in an offense without Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall.
That play actually did not count and does not exist in the official play-by-play of the game.
“The ball has got to be caught”, he said. The ball was thrown by Johnson. “I know I’m in good hands on that and we’ll come back”.
G Brett Jones: Look out, John Jerry.
Jerry started the drive off well with a block that opened a big hole for Paul Perkins, who scampered through it ahead for 15 yards. But McAdoo said the switch was planned prior to the game.
“It wasn’t Hackenberg”, Bowles said of the first half.
Let’s take a look at the good, the bad and the terrible in this game. “We are going to give him an opportunity”.
“I kind of bobbled it a little bit”, Deayon said. I have to realize the pressure and throw it away or take the sack. He telegraphed his throw to tight end Eric Tomlinson as badly as a QB can, and Landon Collins jumped all over it and danced into the end zone. You’ve got to be able to bounce back from mistakes. Pierre-Paul continues to play at an extremely high level, the best I’ve seen him over the past four seasons.
“He kicked the heck out of the football today”, McAdoo said. “Both kickers did a nice job today”. Starting defensive tackle Jay Bromley suffered a left knee sprain. Defensive end Leonard Williams, a critical member of the team’s three-man front left the game in the first half with a wrist injury.