New York Giants: 3 positive takeaways from the loss to Philly

Alexander Wilson
New York Giants, Daniel Jones
Oct 22, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) rolls out to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Finding any positives in such a demoralizing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles was difficult, but the New York Giants did enjoy some positive things in week 7.

Of course, the final result dampens the mood entirely, as the Giants fell 21-22, all but torching their glimmer of hope in the NFC East. This was a must-win game for Big Blue, and falling short of victory ensures they are headed down a difficult path.

Three positive takeaways for the New York Giants:

1.) Daniel Jones played well

I was actually quite impressed with Daniel Jones and his performance against Philadelphia. He completed 20 of 30 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns. He was sacked three times and pressured 22 times but escaped the pocket on numerous occasions to extend the play.

Earlier this week, head coach Joe Judge stated that he wanted Jones to remain more careful when running the football, taking fewer hits and staying in the pocket to utilize his arm. He did just that against the Eagles but also led the team in rushing yards with 92 on four carries. He had an impressive 80-yard dash in the 4th quarter, falling short of the endzone as the turf monster grabbed his ankles.

Altogether, Jones showed that he can be a leader for the Giants and make things happen. He helped march the offense 97 yards downfield for a touchdown, hitting Sterling Shepard in the endzone. If he can continue this momentum, the Giants should feel confident moving forward with him at the helm.