CINCINNATI — After the Giants misplaced their beginning quarterback, they held off a late rally by the Joe Burrow-less Cincinnati Bengals.
Daniel Jones went out with a hamstring damage within the second half of the Giants’ 19-17 win on Sunday. The crew’s third straight victory moved the Giants (4-7) right into a first-place tie with the Washington Soccer Crew within the woeful N.F.C. East, and comes after they misplaced the primary 5 underneath first-year head coach Joe Decide.
It stays to be seen when or if Jones will again for subsequent Sunday’s assembly with the Seattle Seahawks. He’s scheduled to have a magnetic resonance imaging check on Monday.
“I gained’t say I’m optimistic at this level proper now,” Decide stated after the sport. “No, I don’t need to go forward and say yea or nay as a result of I don’t have the medical info. You understand, I’m certain he’s going to attempt all the things he can.”
Jones went down after finishing a brief cross within the third quarter with the sport tied, 10-10. He returned for 2 performs on the following sequence however then was relieved by backup Colt McCoy.
“I’m actually not discouraged,” Jones stated. “You understand, I believe it’s powerful to inform precisely what it’s proper now.”
Working again Wayne Gallman ran for a two-yard landing within the first quarter, giving him a landing in 5 consecutive video games, the longest such streak for the Giants since Saquon Barkley scored in 5 straight video games in 2018. Gallman, who secured the beginning job after Barkley and Devonta Freeman went out with accidents, scored three complete touchdowns in his first three seasons. He completed with 24 carries for 94 yards towards Cincinnati.
Brandon Allen, who was promoted from the apply squad, began at quarterback for the Bengals (2-8-1) instead of the dynamic Burrow, who suffered a season-ending knee damage in final week’s loss to Washington.
Allen couldn’t maintain the Bengals transferring. He was 17-for-29 for 136 yards, and Cincinnati mustered simply 155 complete yards of offense. It wasn’t all his fault: Passes have been dropped, and with Joe Mixon on injured reserve, the Giants didn’t have to fret a couple of Cincinnati working recreation. The Bengals went three-and-out 4 instances and killed drives by fumbling twice.
Nonetheless, the Bengals had an opportunity late. A one-yard landing cross from Allen to Tee Higgins — arrange by a pass-interference penalty ultimately zone — obtained the crew inside two factors with 2:33 remaining.
Cincinnati obtained the ball again, however Allen fumbled whereas being sacked with 57 seconds left to seal it for the Giants.
“We by no means obtained our rhythm, our first-down effectivity is absolutely the place it obtained us,” Cincinnati Coach Zac Taylor stated. “We have been in a variety of second-and-8s, second-and-9s, second-and-10 it felt like, and that’s not an excellent recipe towards that protection.”
One of many few Bengals highlights got here within the first quarter after Gallman scored, arrange by a 53-yard cross from Jones to Evan Engram. On the following kickoff, Brandon Wilson took the ball from three yards deep ultimately zone, discovered a seam within the center and rumbled for a 103-yard landing, the longest in franchise historical past.
Earlier than he departed with the damage, Jones was 16-for-27 for 213 yards. Engram caught six passes for 129 yards.
“I don’t suppose you may examine this yr to some other yr,” Decide stated. “Nonetheless, I’m pleased with our gamers, of the best way our gamers are working. I’m pleased with the advance they’ve made. I’m pleased with how they arrive to work day by day.”