The New York Giants closed out the first half of the 2020 season with another loss. Monday night’s 25-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers puts them at 1-7 on the season. Quarterback Daniel Jones threw two interceptions on the night, giving him nine on the year.
In the third quarter, the game swung in the Bucs’ direction. After a 44-yard kick return by Lewis, Jones threw an interception to Carlton Davis. Tampa Bay was able to add a field goal on the following drive, cutting the lead to five. Later in the quarter, Tom Brady found Rob Gronkowski for a three-yard score to give the Bucs a 15-14 lead.
The Giants led 17-15 in the fourth quarter and had the ball at the Tampa Bay 34-yard line. Jones then threw his second interception of the night, this one to Sean Murphy-Bunting. The Bucs turned the interception into seven points when Brady hit Mike Evans for an eight-yard touchdown.
Trailing 25-17 with 3:34 to go, Jones turned things around and led the Giants down the field. He connected with Golden Tate for a 19-yard touchdown to pull the Giants within two. They failed the two-point attempt, however, after the referees picked up a flag for pass interference.
Jones finished 25/41 for 256 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Wayne Gallman ran for 44 yards and a touchdown. Sterling Shepard led the team with eight receptions for 74 yards. Leonard Williams and Carter Coughlin each had a sack for the defense.
The Giants (1-7) will travel to Landover next Sunday for an NFC East match-up with the Washington Football Team (2-5).
(Photo: Corey Sipkin/AP)
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