BIZARRE! Here’s Why This Epic Daniel Jones Rushing Touchdown Didn’t Stand Against Washington

Published 09/17/2021, 7:12 PM EDT
Sep 12, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) hands off to running back Saquon Barkley (26) during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports


Football is a funny game at times. Everything needs to be just right for a team to make a play, win a game, get their hands on a Super Bowl trophy. However, the opposite of that statement is also true. We saw a real-life example of this phenomenon during Thursday night’s game between Daniel Jones-led New York Giants and Ron Rivera’s Washington Football Team.

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Both teams feature in the NFC East division. They entered this exciting primetime Week 2 fixture in search of their first win of the season. Ultimately, it was Taylor Heinicke and Washington that won the game with a 1-point margin.

But it could very well have been the other way round had lady luck favored Daniel Jones and the Giants.

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Daniel Jones’ epic run amounts to nothing as the Giants bottle win

Earlier in the game, visiting quarterback Daniel Jones thought he gave his team the lead as he ran for a 58-yard touchdown. Halfway through the 2nd quarter, at 2nd & 1, Jones pulled off a magnificent play that left WFT’s defense in shambles.

He made a slick run through the outer field before cutting in right before the endzone. However, on-field officials had already disrupted the play prior to his touchdown.

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The play was called back due to a holding penalty. This meant that Daniel’s 58-year run was all for nothing.

CINCINNATI, OH – AUGUST 22: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants warms up before the start of the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)

Had the play been given a green light, it would have definitely handed the New York Giants an upper hand heading into the 2nd half. They ultimately lost out by a 1-point margin, as coach Rivera’s men sealed their first win of the season.

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Joe Judge’s boys are now winless in 2 games. They will hope to turn things around when they host Atlanta Falcons in Week 3 of the ongoing 2021 NFL season.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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