Officials pick up DPI flag on tying 2-point attempt; Giants lose to Bucs in controversial finish
Close but not quite. That sums up the New York Giants’ controversial Monday Night Football loss against the Tampa Bay Bucs. If we’re being completely honest, this has been the major theme of Daniel Jones’ second year in the league. The Giants’ quarterback failed to impress yet again with a crucial error which could’ve brought the game to overtime.
Instead, Tom Brady and the Bucs sneaked their way out of New York with their sixth win of the season at the expense of the Giants’ seventh loss. But, not after a highly-disputed last few seconds in the MetLife Stadium.
Jones rallied his troops for a last-ditch effort to try and bring the game to an extra period as he connected with Golden Tate with half a minute left to play. Down by just two with a chance to tie the game, the second-year QB hesitated and threw a late pass to Dion Lewis which was challenged by Antoine Winfield, Jr. The pass was incomplete but the refs threw a flag for a potential DPI call on the cornerback’s tackle. The call was eventually reversed which gave the Bucs a slim 25-23 win over the Giants.
The officials initially threw a flag on the game-tying two-point conversion attempt for the Giants. But after further discussion, the flag was picked up: no pass interference on the play. pic.twitter.com/wnekOiGbdV
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 3, 2020
That last play was a cherry on top of Jones’ rather forgetful evening. The sophomore slump for the 23-year old continued on Monday as he only completed 25 out of his 41 passes for 256 yards. Though he connected on two TD passes, his efforts were seemingly nullified by two interceptions and three sacks. Jones started this one strong but key errors marred what would’ve been an upset against the highly-favored Tampa Bay unit.
The Giants now drop to the bottom of the NFC East with a lowly 1-7 record.