Tennessee sealed the win — and officially held off what had been a remarkable comeback from the Jaguars — when Harold Landry intercepted a Gardner Minshew pass with 51 seconds left to play. Minshew was electric at times, throwing for 339 yards and three touchdowns, but he was not able to pull off a second straight upset.
Giants flub final drive against Bears.
Given how slowly the Giants started against the Chicago Bears, it’s amazing they still had a shot to win on the final play of the game.
But the Giants clawed back from down 17-0 at the half, starting with a 39-yard field goal in the third quarter. Quarterback Daniel Jones engineered a 95-yard, 11-play drive that ended when Barkley’s replacement, Dion Lewis, scored on a one-yard run.
The Giants added another field goal midway through the quarter, to narrow the score to 17-13.
The Bears missed a field goal just before the two-minute warning. Jones then led the Giants all the way to the Bears 14-yard line with four seconds left. On the last play, Giants wide receiver Golden Tate was charged with offensive interference as time expired.
The Giants fell to 0-2 while the Bears improved to 2-0.
Jaguars-Titans nears wild finish.
It looked like it might be a laugher in Tennessee when the Titans got off to a 14-0 lead over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first quarter. But Gardner Minshew does not know when to quit, and in a game that has turned into an absolute slugfest, Jacksonville has tied it up, 30-30, with two minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Minshew has not been as efficient as he was last week, but he’s been plenty productive, completing 28 of 40 passes for 319 yards and another three touchdowns. That has been enough to keep up with the Titans despite Ryan Tannehill having a nearly perfect 158.0 rating based on 15-of-17 passing for 211 yards and four touchdowns.
Running back Derrick Henry has been mostly a non-factor for Tennessee, which has left it up to Tannehill to keep up with the red-hot Minshew in a game that was not expected to be nearly this competitive.