The Washington eleven, led by backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke, got their first win of the season Thursday night, 30-29 over the Giants. Washington’s Dustin Hopkins kicked a 43-yard field goal with no time remaining, on his second attempt at a game-winning kick. He missed from 48 but the Giants’ Dexter Lawrence was flagged for offside. Hopkins then converted on the second chance. Giants quarterback Jones had quit the sport. He set a franchise record with 95 rushing yards, and he also threw for 249 yards and a touchdown. He had a 58-yard TD run within the second quarter nullified by a holding penalty. The holding call, Lawrence’s penalty, and a dropped pass within the end zone by Darius Slayton all contributed greatly to the loss.
The Giants (0-2) took the first lead then kept answering Washington (1-1). they might have gone up by a touchdown after forcing the game’s only turnover, an interception, with 2:22 remaining, but the drive resulted only during a Graham Gano field goal and a two-point lead. The victory was Heinicke’s first as an NFL QB. Sporting News tracked live updates and highlights from the Giants vs. WFT game on Thursday. Below are the key moments from the Week 2 matchup.