The Giants fell to 0-2 for the fifth consecutive season with a 30-29 loss to Washington at FedEx Field on “Thursday Night Football.”
New York, which led 23-17 early in the fourth quarter and 29-27 with two minutes remaining, had multiple opportunities to close out the game but couldn’t.
Biggest missed opportunity: Wide receiver Darius Slayton dropped what should have been a touchdown with 6:20 remaining in the fourth quarter.
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Cornerback James Bradberry intercepted a pass from Taylor Heinicke at the Washington 20 with 2:22 remaining, but the Giants settled for a green-light field goal on the next drive.
New York would have won the game had defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence not jumped offside on a 48-yard field goal attempt by Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins that missed down the right. Hopkins got another chance and hit a 43-yard kick when time expired.
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The Giants also had a 58-yard touchdown from quarterback Daniel Jones in the second quarter canceled by a penalty for holding wide receiver CJ Board in the back of the field. Instead, New York pulled a series field goal.
Giants fans weren’t happy with the way their team lost, and apparently neither was catcher Kenny Golladay, who had words with Jones on the bench after a late set.
Jones said after the game that he thought Golladay was “just frustrated by the situation. I don’t think it was for me or anyone else.”
As the errors piled up, New York received a lot of criticism on social media.
How the Giants finished the previous four years after starting 0-2.
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