EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Giants and their first-year coach who judge ultimately win, and they have rookie linebacker Tae Crowder and a risky gamble by Washington coach Ron Rivera.
Crowder, the last player taken in the 2020 NFL Draft – a gap known as Mr. Irrelevant – filled with a fumble and ran for 43 yards for a touchdown with three minutes and 29 seconds remaining. It led the Giants to a 20–19 win over the Washington Football Team on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in the NFL’s two worst teams battle.
The game was not decided until Riva dropped the dice after a 22-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Ellen to Cam Sims, capping a 10-play, 75-yard drive in the fourth quarter with 0:36 left. Left for.
Instead of playing for overtime due to his kicker try for extra time, Rivera had a run in an effort to secure Washington (1-5) with a 2-point conversion to win the match. . East. Ellen found none open, scrambled to her left and threw an incomplete pass under pressure.
This gave the 38-year-old judge his first win as an NFL head coach and allowed the Giants (1-5) to avoid their second 0-6 since 2013.
Washington rallied from a 10-point deficit to tie the game midway through the fourth quarter. Then a rare Giants quarterback pressure turned the game around.
On the 3rd and 9th of the Giants’ 45, linebacker Kieler Fackrell sacked Allen for an 8-yard loss. Crowder chased the bouncing ball, took possession and finally reached the zone – from the audience to the applause of teammates in the stadium.
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, who wasted a long third quarter with an interception, gave a 23-yard touchdown pass to Darius Slayton and Graham Gano scored two field goals.
Allen delivered a 5-yard touchdown pass to Logan Thomas, and Dustin Hopkins, who missed 47 yards on the opening drive, scored two short field goals.
Jones, who ran for a team-high 74 yards, was 12 of 19 for 112 yards rushing and threw an interception to Kendall Fuller in the back of the end zone that ended a nine-minute plus drive.
Allen was 31 of 42 for 280 yards and an interception by James Bradberry, which scored Slayton.
Washington used a 70-yard drive to tie the game with 13:56 remaining at 8:56 left in the fourth quarter.
After trailing 13–3 in the second quarter, River made a strong call to the Giants ’number 40 and fourth. Allen hit Dontrell Inman from 15 yards after running away from the pressure. He capped a 13-play drive for Thomas with a 5-yard rainbow toss.
Trying to catch a short pass, Giants wide receiver CJ Board was forced off the field early in the third quarter after taking a big hit from Washington safety Dehajore Everett. He was diagnosed with a concussion and neck injury and was taken to the hospital for evaluation. Cornerback Darnie Holmes (neck) left in the first half; Linebacker Blake Martinez and defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence were evaluated for results and returned.
Washington left-hander Sadiq Charles suffered an injury from scrums in the second game and did not return. Wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden left with a hamstring injury.
Both teams were in the fray for the national anthem. Washington’s Tim Settle, Landon Collins and Montez Swet tied fists. The Giants had about 15 players kneel. He had the same number during the team’s first two home games.
Both teams will play divisional opponents in their next matches. Washington hosts Dallas next Sunday. The Giants have a short week and will play in Philadelphia on Thursday.