EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Daniel Jones threw two touchdown passes and ran for two far more and the New York Giants routed the Indianapolis Colts 38-10 Sunday to make the playoffs for the very first time since 2016.
Landon Collins, just one of two players from the ’16 workforce, broke the game open late in the second quarter with a 52-lawn select-6 as the Giants (9-6-1) place a ultimate stamp on a astonishing playoff operate. The Giants are the 3rd workforce from the NFC East to make the playoffs, joining the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys.
New York had five straight losing seasons, which includes a four-get time in 2021 that led to the firing of coach Joe Decide and common supervisor Dave Gettleman.
Buffalo assistant Joe Schoen was employed as standard manager and he chose Payments offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to be the coach, his initially head coaching occupation.
In clinching a playoff location and sending the Colts (4-11-1) to their sixth straight decline and ninth in 10 game titles, the Giants looked liked the higher-driven Expenses wherever Schoen and Daboll were previously.
Their stage whole was a season substantial and it was the first time the group scored at the very least 30 factors because receiving 34 in a 37-34 loss to Dallas on Oct. 11, 2020.
Jones, who noticed the workforce not decide on up the fifth-year choice on his rookie contract when he was the No. 6 all round decide on in 2019, performed like Charges star Josh Allen.
The 25-calendar year-outdated threw touchdown passes of 6 yards to Richie James and Isaiah Hodgins in the initial fifty percent and scored on a operate of 18 and 10 yards in the 2nd fifty percent. He completed 19 of 24 for 177 yards and experienced 11 rushes for 91 yards.
With the group shouting his identify, Jones left the field to a standing ovation with about 7:30 remaining in the video game.
The only adverse for New York was seeing rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux undertaking snow angels right after sacking and injuring Colts quarterback Nick Foles late in the next quarter. Foles walked off the subject, but he was taken to the locker area on a cart. He did not return.
Sam Ehlinger played the second 50 percent and threw his first NFL TD move, a 6-yarder to Michael Pittman.
Colts: In addition to Foles, cornerback Brandon Facyson left the match with a concussion.
Giants: DL Leonard Williams still left the game in the second half with a stringer.
Colts: Host Houston on Sunday in the typical-period finale.
Giants: Travel down the New Jersey Turnpike to encounter the Eagles in Philadelphia.