Eh Tommy! Jersey Boy DeVito Leads Giants Past Commanders
For at least one day Giants fans got to witness and and enjoy a good, solid performance from a Giants quarterback.
Tommy DeVito, who was swung into action after injuries to Tyrod Taylor and Daniel Jones in recent weeks had the best game of his young career, tossing for 246 yards and three touchdowns in the Giants 31-19 victory over the hapless Washington Commanders.
DeVito looked the part of a starting quarterback as his confidence brimmed as the game progressed.
“Tommy has put the work in — the players have confidence in him,” coach Brian Daboll said.
With the G-men trailing 3-0, DeVito connected on a pair of 24-yard passes, first to Darius Slayton and then to Saquon Barkley. The 24-yarder to Barkley went for the go-ahead touchdown.
Later on in the first half, DeVito hit Slayton for a 40-yard touchdown pass that put the Giants up 14-3. The kid from Jersey had finally arrived.
For a team that has struggled to find offense this season, DeVito seems to be catching on. He has now thrown six touchdown passes this season, which is three times as many scores Daniel Jones threw this season. Heck it has taken DeVito less time to throw six touchdowns than it has Zach Wilson on the other side of town.
On the other side of the ball, Bobby Okereke had 14 tackles, giving him over 100 tackles on the season. Kayvon Thibodeaux had two more sacks, giving a man some in the NY media considered a bust, 10.5 sacks on the season.
The Giants host the New England Patriots next week at Met Life Stadium. Big Blue has a chance to gain some respectability back in the second half of the year with games against the Patriots, Packers, Saints and Rams still to come in the month of December.