The New York Giants defeated the Chicago Bears, 32-13, at MetLife Stadium on Friday night, improving their preseason record to 2-0.
From start to finish, it was a sloppy contest for both teams, but that’s the nature of the preseason. And despite some of the miscues, there were quite a few positives.
Here’s a look at some of what we learned in Week 2 of the preseason:
In his NFL debut against the New York Jets, rookie quarterback Daniel Jones was flawless. In fact, he made it look too easy.
Against the Chicago Bears on Friday night, that was not the case as Jones fumbled a snap from center Jon Halapio and was later strip-sacked by James Vaughters.
Although clearly frustrated, Jones kept his composure and rebounded nicely, finishing the game going 11-of-14 for 161 yards and one touchdown.
“I don’t think he ever took a snap under center in college. That’s just part of the growing, but he didn’t panic. He dropped the ball a couple times, but he didn’t call his parents. He just went back to work and did a good job at getting us in the endzone,” head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters following the game.
It’s also worth noting that Jones made a potentially touchdown-saving tackle following the strip sack.