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Inside the Numbers: Daniel Jones leads the way


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Daniel Jones has cleaned it up.

In his first three seasons as the Giants' starting quarterback, Jones made numerous impressive plays with his arm and his feet, but he also had the NFL's third-highest total of turnovers with 49.

This year, the Giants and he are 6-2 as they enter their bye week, and Jones' ball security is a big reason.

He has just four turnovers in eight games – two interceptions and two fumbles lost. Two of the turnovers occurred in the season opener in Tennessee, including a second quarter fumble that led to a Titans field goal - the only opposition score after a Jones giveaway this season. He also threw a fourth-quarter interception in the end zone. Tennessee punted and the Giants rallied to win on Jones' touchdown and two-point conversion passes to Chris Myarick and Saquon Barkley with 1:06 remaining.

Since then, Jones has two turnovers in seven games. One was a pick on his final pass in the loss to Dallas on Sept. 26. The Giants were in desperation mode – 84 yards from a tying touchdown without a timeout – when Jones was picked off by Trevon Diggs. The other was an inconsequential fumble on the final play of the first half in the victory against Baltimore on Oct. 16.

Jones has not thrown an interception in five consecutive games and 128 straight passes, the second-longest streak of his career. From Nov. 2, 2020, to Jan. 3, 2021, Jones threw a career-best 177 consecutive passes without an interception.

His 128 passes without a pick give him the NFL's third-longest active streak, behind Tom Brady (315) and CJ Beathard (144). Beathard has thrown just 106 passes in four seasons – none this year - and was last intercepted on Oct. 21, 2018, when he played for San Francisco against the Rams.

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