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Giants Earn First Win, Jets Take Brutal Loss

Football

Giants beat the Washington Football Team 20-19, while Jets lost 24-0 to Dolphins

October 20, 2020
SOURCE: MIKE STOBE/GETTY IMAGES
SOURCE: MIKE STOBE/GETTY IMAGES

The GIST: The Giants finally grabbed their first win yesterday, beating the Washington Football Team (WFT) 20–19 (!!!), but if you’re a Jets fan, all we can say is...sorry.

LFG: At long last, the Giants looked like a functioning football team this week with solid defensive plays and properly executed TD passes. They led the majority of the game, until the WFT tied it up in the fourth quarter. Thankfully for the G-men, rookie linebacker Tae Crowder had a clutch scoop and score to give New York the 20–13 lead with just a few minutes remaining.

  • But Washington wasn’t done fighting. With less than a minute remaining, they scored a TD to make it 20–19. Instead of going for a tie, the WFT tried for the two-point conversion, but, to the Giants’ relief, were unable to make it to the end zone.
  • While it wasn’t pretty, it was definitely a win, marking head coach Joe Judge’s first victory in the NFL. Let’s hope they can keep it going this week when the Giants face the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football.

Rock bottom: The Jets lost 24–0 to the Miami Dolphins yesterday, their first shut-out loss against Miami since 1983. And yes, it was as brutal as it sounds. At 0-6, the Jets are the only winless team in the league, meaning it’s time to start thinking about changes.

  • With this season lost (and increasingly more embarrassing), the Jets made another move right after yesterday’s game by trading defensive tackle Steve McLendon to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for the Bucs’ 2022 sixth-round draft pick. Here’s hoping the next move is to fire head coach Adam Gase. Harsh, but needed.