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New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton had a safe touchdown reception in the end zone … until he dropped it Thursday night against Washington Football Team.
The New York Giants had a chance to extend their lead over rival Washington Football Team on Thursday night for their first win of the season. Quarterback Daniel Jones already found wide receiver Darius Slayton on a deep pass in the end zone in the second half, so Jones went looking for him again.
In the fourth quarter, Slayton opened wide on the field and Jones threw him a beautiful dime pass into the end zone. The problem is that the receiver dropped the pass, denying a touchdown.
Darius Slayton’s dropped touchdown pass looked big for the Giants
If you thought things got better for the Giants and that they would deny Slayton’s downfall, you were wrong. The Giants received two false start penalties and missed the first down marker on the third down. Even though they were leading 23-20, the Giants opted to go to kicker Graham Gano, who scored a 55-yard field goal.
Giants head coach Joe Judge bet on his defense to stop and preserve his six-point lead. Washington quarterback Taylor Heinecke hit running back JD McKissic on a 56-yard pass before connecting with Ricky Seals-Jones for a 19-yard touchdown.
There’s no other way to put it: This was a series of unfortunate events for the Giants.