The New York Giants rallied to close the gap against the San Francisco 49ers, setting the stage for an intense battle on Thursday night.
After initially trailing 17-3, the Giants made a stunning comeback with a 57-yard field goal by Graham Gano just seconds before halftime, followed by their first touchdown of the night. With 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter, the Giants now find themselves trailing by just one score, with the score standing at 17-12.
The pivotal moment in this comeback occurred when Shemar Jean-Charles was penalized for fair catch interference, granting the Giants excellent field position at the San Francisco 37-yard line. It took only two plays for the Giants to capitalize on this opportunity.
Daniel Jones connected with Parris Campbell for a 7-yard pass, setting the stage for a dramatic turn of events. Darren Waller then drew a crucial 22-yard pass interference penalty on Deommondre Lenoir, positioning the Giants perfectly for what would come next.
Matt Breida, stepping in for the injured Saquon Barkley, seized the moment and dashed into the end zone with an 8-yard touchdown run. The Giants decided to go for a 2-point conversion attempt, but the 49ers’ defense proved to be formidable as they sacked Daniel Jones, preventing the conversion.
At this point in the game, Daniel Jones boasts impressive statistics, completing 14 of 20 passes for a total of 112 yards. However, the Giants face some adversity as cornerback Deonte Banks is questionable to return due to a right arm injury.