The New York Giants exited Sunday afternoon’s win against the Chicago Bears with a laundry list of injuries to deal with. However, one of their more frightening ones was to quarterback Daniel Jones, who had his ankle rolled up on and heavily taped.
Jones was limping quite severely, forcing head coach Brian Daboll to keep him out of the game, despite his desire to continue playing.
Unfortunately, backup QB Tyrod Taylor suffered a concussion trying to extend a play, forcing Jones back in despite his ginger movements. However, NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport stated Monday morning that the Giants don’t feel as though Jones’s injury is too serious, meaning he might be able to suit up against the Green Bay Packers in London this upcoming Sunday morning. He’s officially labeled “day-to-day.”
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The New York Giants are having to get creative:
The Giants strategized a creative scheme to propel them past the Bears on Sunday. Jones only recorded eight completions, with coordinator Mike Kafka essentially factoring out the receivers given their inconsistencies this season. Instead, the team relied heavily on Saquon Barkley and Jones on the run via the play action.
The Giants finished with an impressive 262 yards on the ground, 146 of which came from Saquon and 68 from Jones, who also scored two touchdowns on bootlegs.
Clearly, when the running game is performing well, it opens up the play-action, which Kafka leaned on heavily while the Bears refused to adjust. If the Giants can put together a successful passing game in the future, they will have a well-rounded offense that is capable of much more.
In the meantime, it seems as if Big Blue will get their starting quarterback in Week 5 instead of Taylor, who has to pass concussion protocols before they can even consider getting him back on the field.