Daniel Jones Explains How He Tripped Himself Up On His 80-Yard Run vs. Eagles
While the majority of the country was busy watching the final Presidential Debate on Thursday night, the Eagles and Giants were attempting to play football in Philadelphia and folks may have missed one of the greatest plays in NFL history.
With the Giants trailing 10-7 in the third quarter sitting on their own 13-yard line, Jones decided to keep the ball in his own hands during an RPO play call and broke free. An Eagles defender didn’t get within 10 yards of him during the entire run, but he didn’t score after tripping over his own two feet around the 20-yard line.
Danny Dimes, you gotta watch out for those ghosts out there dude! pic.twitter.com/HePp2z8cSJ
— BroBible (@BroBible) October 23, 2020
The Giants did end up punching it into the endzone a few players later, so it wasn’t that big of a disaster, but nevertheless Jones will likely never live this play down.
The obvious question here is what happened? Jones explained that he was simply trying to run faster and essentially tripped over his own feet.
“I was just trying to run faster than I was running and got caught up,” Jones said according to Newsday.
Jones must have felt pressure from behind even though there wasn’t a soul in sight and tried to hit another gear, but that was a bad move. He was actually running over 21 MPH just before he crossed midfield according to Next Gen Stats.
Daniel Jones Speed by Yard Line (80-yard run)
15.42 MPH @ NYG 12
21.23 MPH* @ NYG 43
18.59 MPH @ PHI 20
10.15 MPH @ PHI 12
7.24 MPH @ PHI 8
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) October 23, 2020
The Giants ended up losing the game 22-21 on Thursday night, but Jones’ debacle of a run will be the only play anyone will ever remember from the ugly contest.