Last Updated: 09/17/21 6:53 am
Watch the highlights of week two’s matchup between the New York Giants and the Washington Football Team.
Washington Football Team won a savage Thursday night when a last-second field goal saw them overtake the New York Giants for a 30-29 victory over their division rivals NFC East.
Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins was awarded two tries in the game winner. Although he initially missed his first effort, because Giants defender Dexter Lawrence jumped offside, Hopkins got another try from five yards closer and this time he fired his 43-yard shot through the posts.
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Victory from the jaws of defeat! Washington soccer team kicker Dustin Hopkins gets a second chance scoring the field goal, leading Washington to victory over the Giants.
This was a game the Giants really should have won, with Lawrence’s late penalty being one of several mistakes that cost them the contest – offense, in particular, guilty of leaving too many points on the field.
First, there was the first-quarter sack of Daniel Jones that knocked them out of field goal position, the Giants quarterback then had a 56-yard touchdown run scored in the second due to a hold call on CJ Board, but most crucial of all. It was an open knockdown by Darius Slayton in the end zone of a 47-yard pass from Jones that would have put New York up by 10 with six minutes to go.
Graham Gano, who enjoyed a good night, instead shot through a quarter of the night’s five field goals, but two plays later Washington suddenly took the lead when Taylor Heinicke first hit JD McKissic for a play. from 56 yards and then selected Ricky. Seals-Jones in the back of the end zone for an 11-yard lead score.
Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke and tight end Ricky Seals-Jones connect for an incredible first-rate touchdown.
Heinicke would be eliminated in Washington’s next series to open the door for the Giants, and although they regained the lead courtesy of Gano’s right boot again, they left two minutes on the clock for the home team to drive down the field and prepare for Hopkins. ‘game winning kick.
- Passing: Daniel Jones, 22/32, 249 yards, 1 TD
- Rushing: Daniel Jones, nine carries, 95 yards, 1 TD
- Saquon Barkley, 13 carries, 57 yards
- Receiving: Sterling Shepard, nine catches, 94 yards
Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke’s best plays against the Giants during the second week of the 2021 NFL season.
- Passing: Taylor Heinicke, 34/46, 336 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
- In a hurry: Antonio Gibson, 13 carries, 69 yards
- Receiving: Terry McLaurin, 11 receptions, 107 yards, 1 TD
Both quarterbacks were phenomenal in this game. The much maligned Jones he was sacked four times, but that only served to make his performance against Washington’s fearsome defensive front all the more impressive. Jones had 249 yards and a TD through the air, and 95 more and a touchdown on the ground, and he could (and maybe should) have had even more than that.
Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton throws a possible 43-yard touchdown off quarterback Daniel Jones.
Meanwhile, it was an unforgettable night for Heinicke, with the six-year-old quarterback testing his first NFL starter win. It was just Heinicke’s second start for Washington, and the third ever, as he replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was injured in his season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, and he was excellent.
Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke reacts to his team’s last-second victory over the Giants.
Heinicke completed 34 of his 46 pass attempts for 336 yards, with two touchdowns. And although he threw an interception late in the fourth quarter, he quickly recovered to lead his team across the field and set up the game-winning field goal in his next series.
|Giants 7-0 Washington||Daniel Jones’ six-yard scoring run (extra point)|
|Giants 7-7 Washington||Taylor Heinicke 11-yard touchdown pass to Terry McLaurin (extra point)|
|Giants 10-7 Washington||23-yard field goal by Graham Gano|
|Giants 10-14 Washington||Two-yard TD by JD McKissic (extra point)|
|Giants 13-14 Washington||47-yard field goal by Graham Gano|
|Giants 20-14 Washington||33-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Jones to Darius Slayton (extra point)|
|Giants 20-17 Washington||49-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins|
|Giants 23-17 Washington||52-yard field goal by Graham Gano|
|Giants 23-20 Washington||37-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins|
|Giants 26-20 Washington||55-yard field goal by Graham Gano|
|Giants 26-27 Washington||19-yard TD pass from Taylor Heinicke to Ricky Seals-Jones (extra point)|
|Giants 29-27 Washington||35-yard field goal by Graham Gano|
|Giants 29-30 Washington||43-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins|
Washington is back on the road in Week Three, facing a difficult trip to Buffalo to face the Bills, who made it all the way to the AFC Championship game last season.
As for the Giants, still looking for their first victory, they host the Atlanta Falcons in New York.
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