The NY Giants traveled to FedEx Field Thursday night aiming to avoid another 0-2 start to their season against the division-rival Washington Football Team.
Despite great play out of Daniel Jones -- who earned a game-best rating from Pro Football Focus and did everything he possibly could have to win, going 22 of 32 for 249 yards and a touchdown -- the Giants still found a way to blow the lead as time expired, losing 30-29.
The Giants have struggled in recent years in nationally televised prime-time games, as the loss to Washington dropped Jones to 0-6 in his career in such games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. No player has ever lost seven in a row to begin their career.
Jones had been 4-0 against Washington before Thursday night.
The frustration was evident on the sideline, especially from WR Kenny Golladay who could be seen yelling towards Jones direction on the bench after another quiet night only hauling in three catches for 38 yards on eight targets. Jones downplayed the situation to the media.
"He was frustrated with the situation," Jones said. "I don't think it was to me or anyone in particular."
Jones also pointed out that Golladay’s anger steams from his limited number of catches and targets but says it’s something they go to work on.
"Yeah, I think that is part of it," Jones said. "You certainly want the receivers that want the ball. We'll keep working through it."
While being under heavy pressure all night, Jones did a lot through the air and was even the leading rusher carrying the ball for 94 yards as Saquon Barkley slowly works his way back into the offense.