The New York Giants did better than expected against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but still walked away with the loss. Despite beating the spread and giving the Bucs a late game scare, it all came down to a two point conversion to tie the game at the very end. And the play fell short, either because of Daniel Jones, great defense from the Bucs, or a bad call from the referees depending on who you want to believe.
However, it’s hard to give an objective answer on if the play should have been a penalty or not because it walked very close to the line without necessarily going over. The best way to find out is to watch the end of game play for yourself.
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Jones has come under fire this season for having too many interceptions, which was a trend that continued in this game. He did make several key passes on the final drive which kept the Giants alive under unlikely odds, but on the other hand part of the reason the team was down was his pair of interceptions.
Because Jones turns the ball over at around the same rate that he contributes to scores for the Giants, some of his better games are often overshadowed by turnovers. This will likely be one of those games, as shown by some fan demands for the team to finally bench Jones who currently has more interceptions than touchdowns.
It looks unlikely that the Giants will do that, however, owing to lack of a strong backup. For the next half of the season, we’ll simply have to wait and see if the problem improves or continues as is.