Giants’ QB Daniel Jones has his best game of the season with playoffs on the line

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Jan 1, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) drops back to pass during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones had a dominant game in the team’s monster 38-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday that clinched them a playoff berth for the first time since 2016.

Jones was brilliant in both the passing game and the running game. On the ground, Jones was the Giants’ leading rusher, averaging 8.3 yards per carry with 91 total ground yards and two rushing touchdowns on 11 carries.

Jones was not afraid to take big hits and was flying past defenders with his speed and pure determination to generate offense for the Giants.

In the air, Jones was just as spectacular, throwing for 177 yards, two touchdowns, and no turnovers on a 19-24 completion rate.

Jones was great in the pocket on Sunday, making the right reads nearly every single play and using his legs to his advantage to buy some time and make quick and accurate throws.

Jones’ masterclass performance on both the ground and in the air resulted in the Giants having their best offensive game of the season, as their 38 points are not only a new season high but also the most since Week 5 of the 2020 season.

Jones’s performance was so impressive that the MetLife Stadium crowd started chanting his name in the game’s closing minutes. It was a cultivation of an impressive performance to close out a truly solid season for a quarterback that was playing with a chip on his shoulder.

Jones credits a lot of his breakout season to his new head coach: Brian Daboll. He spoke to reporters postgame on Sunday and talked about how much Daboll has meant to him.

“He’s meant a lot, he’s meant a lot. I’ve learned a lot from him”, Jones said. “I’ve grown a lot as a player, I appreciate his support and giving me a chance to go out there and play. He’s helped me a lot, he’s helped all of us a lot. Definitely grateful for him.

Daniel Jones on Brian Daboll via SNY

With the playoffs in their sights and the sixth seed in the NFC locked up for the Giants, they can rest their starters – if they choose to do so – in their Week 18 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles and look ahead toward their first playoff game, which will likely be against either the Minnesota Vikings or the San Francisco 49ers.
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