The first-year quarterbacks shined in this one, as the New York Giants edged out the New England Patriots, 31-29, in the final week of the preseason.
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Kyle Lauletta was the last of the three active Giants quarterbacks to play tonight (Eli Manning was not active), and he led the Giants back down the stretch, continuing a strong showing this preseason in hopes of making the 53 man roster.
Daniel Jones didn’t see the field much, but yet again he looked the part of a quarterback who is ready to start in the NFL. and his downfield accuracy continues to be a strength.
Julian Love had some struggles in coverage tonight, as he gave up multiple catches and struggled to close effectively on his man. Rookies at his position are often slow to translate, and he may not be ready to contribute much on defense just yet.
It is atypical for starters to get significant snaps in Week 4 of the preseason, but Demaryius Thomas played the majority of the first half and played well. The Patriots' passers hit him on a number of back-shoulder and comeback routes, giving fans optimism he could provide Tom Brady the consistent outside weapon he lacked for much of the 2018 campaign.
Calvin Munson‘s struggles continued tonight, as he misdiagnosed multiple run plays and struggled to defeat blocks. He was slow to react in coverage at times as well, as the game in general just seemed too fast for him.
Jarret Stidham had another strong outing, as he threw with good velocity and accuracy. For a rookie, he looks to have a strong command of the offense and has thus far asserted himself as one of the most game-ready rookie signal-callers from the 2019 draft class.
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