New York Giants stop New York Jets' second-half rally for win

Solenn Plantier
Août 27, 2017

In their first five preseason away games under Bowles, all in white/white, they were 2-3, including last week's 16-6 loss to the Lions. On the teams first possession, Hackenberg was sacked.

Hackenberg started for the second straight week and was very bad again, throwing two interceptions (both returned for touchdowns) in a 32-31 loss to the New York Giants on Saturday night at MetLife Stadium.

Petty, who was drafted by the Jets in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, went 12 for 15 en route to 226 passing yards. He threw a late touchdown pass after Petty was hurt, as the Jets nearly erased a 29-3 deficit, but it didn't change the story for Hackenberg. Hackenberg returned to the game and rallied the team with a late score. One of his touchdowns was a short pass to Bilal Powell that turned into an 85-yard touchdown.

The Jets finally mustered some offense early in the second quarter, responding to the Giants' touchdown with a 27-yard field goal courtesy of Chandler Catanzaro.

Hackenberg threw a touchdown to WR Frankie Hammond. This time, a 50-yard field goal by veteran Mike Nugent.

This was the first time the Giants scored 30 or more points since January 3, 2016, a 35-30 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2015 regular-season finale.

Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams left the game in the second quarter with a wrist injury, the only announced injury by the team. The Giants had tackle Jay Bromley leave with a sprained knee, an injury that might make rookie Dalvin Tomlinson a starter for the opener against Dallas. However, the defense buckled down on a two-point conversion that would have put the Jets ahead by one point with 1:26 left in the game. Other Giants injuries: RB Shaun Draughn (possible concussion), S Duke Ihenacho (knee), G Adam Gettis (foot). That was pretty clear Saturday night in the annual preseason clash, a noncompetitive scrimmage that was like the varsity facing an undermanned junior-varsity squad when the starters were in.

But Hackenberg hardly looked ready to win the quarterback competition. The Giants will visit New England on Thursday to complete their preseason schedule.

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