Daniel Jones drops a 39-TD from the Golden Tate to put the Giants on the scoreboard


It took the New York Giants to play with a good field position to tie Thursday night’s game 7-7 in the first quarter at the Philadelphia Eagles. The Giants caught it under the seam by a tough, contested Golden Tate, which turned into a 39-yard touchdown.

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones gave his wide receiver a chance to make a play. According to NFL Next Gen Staats, he saw Tate coming out of the slot, matching Eagles cornerback Cre’Von LeBlanc and letting it fly despite receiving 0.39 yards.

But Tate, also known as YAC (yards after the catch), King leaped to play LeBlanc. LeBlanc did not turn his head and tackled after the catch.

Tate ran the final 16 yards into the final zone. It equalized the score with 4 minutes, 13 seconds left in the first quarter. It was Tate’s first touchdown of the season and Jones’ fourth touchdown pass.

It was Jones’ eighth “dime” for TDs since the start of last season, the most by any QB in the NFL. NFL Next Gen Staats defines a “dime” as a pass with 30-plus yards that was thrown in a tight window (less than a yard of isolation).

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