JONES LEARNS IT’S NOT ALL ROSES

The Giants won their first two games with rookie QB Daniels Jones as the starter after Eli Manning was benched, but Jones struggled Sunday against the Vikings. “We created enough opportunities for ourselves to win,” he said. “As long as you are creating opportunities, you need to be able to convert those. We didn’t do that, I didn’t do that, that’s why we lost.”

MANO-A-MANO

Vikings WR Adam Thielen vs. CB Janoris Jenkins

WHO WON?

Jenkins had the task of going against Stefon Diggs and Thielen in different situations, and the Vikings wideouts had the upper hand (10 catches, 174 yards).

PLAY OF THE GAME

THIELEN GROOVY

The Vikings scored on the first play of the second quarter, on third-and-4 from the Giants 15. Adam Thielen (19) lined up slot left, one-on-one with nickel back Grant Haley (34). WR Bisi Johnson (81) was split left and stopped as Thielen went to the left corner to catch a pass from Kirk Cousins (8).

 

THE QUOTE

“We played well from the jump today.”

— Vikings QB Kirk Cousins