Foxborough, Massachusetts — could have been worse.
And it could have been better.
It was quarterback Daniel Jones and the Giants' first-team offensive mixed bag in his opener on Thursday night in the preseason. The Patriots had no defensive players on the field, but nothing resembling the dominance of the Giants' unit. 23–21 on Graham Gano's second-of-the-last 24-yard field goal at Gillette Stadium, where Dabor had worked for many years. Bill Belichick.
Daboll continued the first-team offense for two series, declaring the starter needed work. The Giants would have felt better about the night's work had Davor pulled the offensive starter after one series. Final result for two series: 3 points.
Jones was bad as he finished 6/10 for 69 yards. gave better results than Daboll wasn't trying to show anything, so a pretty vanilla offense.Jones on his 1st down in the first, he ran for 7 yards, and if his highest-paid target had his hand on the football, probably the team. would have placed the end in his zone. After all, Jones can't do it alone.
The opening was promising as Jones scored his four first downs on his 13-play drive. He gained 42 yards at his 3/6, but things stalled after Kenny Goladay, whose training camp was out of whack, dropped the ball two yards on his line. Earlier, Golladay could not let go of cornerback Terrence Mitchell with a deep pass down the right flank.
Saquon, whose last preseason appearance was in 2018 as a rookie Barkley was busy in his one series, running the ball four times for 13 yards and turning a corner with a quick pivot on an eight-yard reception on the third-and-five. This is a strong first step for Barkley and could be a sign of things to come as the offensive is expected to be a major cog in his wheel.
Jones was given plenty of defense on his first drive, hitting Darius Slayton and Collin Johnson for a 17-yard gain for him.
Debery Hamilton came on for the second series, replacing Andrew his Thomas in his tackle at left. Jones hit Johnson for 13 yards, who enjoyed a strong summer, but then Jones' defense fell apart. He was sacked by linebacker Josh Yuche and outscored tight end Chris Myerick, but rookie right tackle Evan Neal was also beaten on the play. Jones' next pass, aimed at Slayton, had no chance as his pocket collapsed.
Starting left guard Shane Lemieux was sidelined in the first quarter with a toe injury.
Wide His receiver Kadarius Tony was one of his key offensive starters who did not come on the field. Coming out of offseason knee surgery, Tony finished Tuesday's practice early after monitoring the workload at his camp and tweaking his knee or foot.
Tony did not travel. Defensively his lineman Leonard Williams also suspended practice early Tuesday and was delayed for treatment.
Cornerback Aaron Robinson, along with the starting lineup, had a tough night hoping he could hold up after James Bradbury's free agency loss. Robinson was beaten by Christian his Wilkerson on his 33-yard completion and was punished for breaking a pass aimed at Wilkerson in his zone and mocking him for raising his arm after the play. I was. Robinson was then beaten for a 2-yard touchdown pass to Tyquan Thornton on the final play of the first quarter. The flag was dropped and Robinson defensively called for his holding, but the penalty was swept away by his pass scoring.
His backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor showed why the Giants value him so highly as a roster addition. He led an 11-play, 86-yard scoring drive in the second quarter that ended with a 7-yard strike to Richie James for a touchdown. Earlier, a Taylor pass was deflected out of Johnson's hands, allowing James to leap and catch it for a 26-yard pickup.
Taylor played with the second team and for 129 yards he finished 12 of 21. Davis Webb led the third group to a touchdown in the third quarter, a two-yard run by Antonio Williams.