With a 30-29 loss to Washington at FedEx Field on “Thursday Night Football,” the Giants fell to 0-2 for the fifth consecutive season.
New York had many chances to win the game, leading 23-17 early in the fourth quarter and 29-27 with two minutes left, but failed to do so.
With 6:20 remaining in the fourth quarter, wide receiver Darius Slayton dropped what should have been a touchdown pass.
With 2:22 left in the game, cornerback James Bradberry intercepted a Taylor Heinicke pass at the Washington 20, but the Giants settled for a go-ahead field goal on the next possession.
Defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence jumped offside on a 48-yard field goal attempt by Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins that went wide right, and New York would have won the game. Hopkins was given a second shot and kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired.
A 58-yard touchdown run by quarterback Daniel Jones was also negated by a holding call on wide receiver C.J. Board deep downfield in the second quarter. Instead, the drive resulted in a field goal for New York.
Giants supporters weren’t thrilled with how their team lost, and wide receiver Kenny Golladay evidently wasn’t either, as he exchanged words with Jones on the bench after a late incompletion.
Jones stated after the game that he thought Golladay was a good player “I’m simply fed up with the scenario. I don’t believe it was directed at myself or anyone else.”
As the gaffes mounted, New York received a lot of backlash on social media.
How the Giants finished the previous four years after starting 0-2.
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