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Daniel Jones remains winless in prime-time games for Giants

Daniel Jones of the Giants warms up before

Daniel Jones of the Giants warms up before the game against Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday in Kansas City, Mo. Credit: Getty Images/Jamie Squire

When it comes to playing in front of a national audience, the case can be made that Daniel Jones is the worst quarterback ever.

Of course, he’s not. There have been plenty of other players who have stunk far more than he does . . . and there are times, too, when he’s actually pretty good. But no quarterback in the history of football has done what Jones has done to start his career: lose his first seven prime-time games.

In those contests, he has thrown a combined nine touchdown passes and nine interceptions.

Monday was the ninth straight prime-time loss for the Giants, who haven’t captured a victory in a game where "everyone is watching" since Nov. 12, 2018, when they beat the 49ers, 27-23, on a Monday night. Among the losses there have been some doozies. Four of the last five losses have been by three points or fewer, including this week’s collapse in Kansas City.

Some of those losses are so engrained in the minds of Giants fans they can be described in just a few words. The Engram Drop? That immediately brings you back to the Oct. 22, 2020, game at Philadelphia. The Dexter Lawrence Jump? That was the Washington game earlier this season when they were up as time expired but gave Washington a second chance at the game-winning field goal. Remember the time the Giants were up 17-3 in Philadelphia and Pat Shurmur basically took Saquon Barkley out of the game plan in the second half? That’s in there too.

The Giants have one more chance in prime time this season when they play at Tampa Bay on Nov. 22. Last year they nearly beat the eventual Super Bowl champs in a similar Monday night setting, falling 25-23 on a failed two-point conversion with under half a minute remaining in the game.

Who knows what horrors await the Giants in three weeks. But if recent trends continue, if the game is in prime time, it’ll be a rough one.

Giants' last nine primetime games

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019: at New England, 35-14 loss

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019: vs. Dallas, 37-18 loss

Monday, Dec. 9, 2019: at Philadelphia, 23-17 OT loss*

Monday, Sept. 14, 2020: vs. Pittsburgh, 26-16 loss

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020: at Philadelphia, 22-21 loss

Monday, Nov. 2, 2020: vs. Tampa Bay, 25-23 loss

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020: vs. Cleveland, 20-6 loss**

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021: at Washington, 30-29 loss

Monday, Nov. 1, 2021: at Kansas City, 20-17 loss

*-Eli Manning started

**-Colt McCoy started

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