Hey, we noticed you're in Canada but are currently viewing our US site. Would you like us to take you to the Canadian site, or do you want to stay on the US site?
Picking up what we're putting down? We thought you might be. Sign up for our free twice-weekly newsletter to get "the gist" of what's going on in the sports world in less than 5 minutes.
Skip to Content

Going back to back

Football

The GIST: It’s the second week of multi-day football for New York, but this week we’re hoping for back-to-back wins after the Giants scored their second win of the season against the Washington Football Team (WFT) yesterday.

November 10, 2020
SOURCE: GREG FIUME/GETTY IMAGES
SOURCE: GREG FIUME/GETTY IMAGES

The GIST: It’s the second week of multi-day football for New York, but this week we’re hoping for back-to-back wins after the Giants scored their second win of the season against the Washington Football Team (WFT) yesterday.

Anotha’ one: The Giants jumped out to an early lead and were able to fend off the WFT to secure their second win of the season 23–20. QB Daniel Jones looked cool and confident, completing 23 of 34 passing attempts, notching his longest completion of the season and committing no turnovers (ahem, who is he?).

  • The G-men also benefited from the WFT’s sloppy play, as they committed five messy turnovers. The game ended on one of Washington's errors, when New York defensive back Logan Ryan intercepted back-up QB Alex Smith’s pass. Ryan dedicated the game to his wife after a serious medical scare, and we’re thrilled the team could help him snag this win for her.

It’s Monday Night: The Jets will take on the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, and while we probably wouldn’t have said this at the beginning of the season, the 2-5 Pats might just be battered and bruised enough for the Jets to beat. The Pats still have a relatively strong defense, but their injury-decimated offense has struggled. Lately, the Pats have had to rely on their running game, something the Jets defend fairly well.

  • The Jets won’t be playing at full steam either, as QB Joe Flacco will fill in for Sam Darnold while he’s out with a shoulder injury. TBH, Darnold has gone three straight games without a touchdown pass, so it’s about time someone else stepped in.