East Rutherford, NJ — The New York Giants got a rare big play in the passing game when Darius Slayton scored a 54-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the third quarter on Sunday against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium.
On third and nine, quarterback Daniel Jones was falling backwards under heavy pressure when he bowled a pass out wide to Slayton, who double-catched the ball well off the first-down marker.
But Slayton cut inside past cornerback Jalen Pitre and ran down the left. According to NextGen stats, he ran 20.07 mph, the fastest speed in scoring play for the Giants this season.
The 51 yards after the catch was the most YACs on a touchdown by a giant since 2019. It was the third reception of more than 40 yards or more by New York this season. It was Slayton’s second touchdown grab of the season that gave the Giants their first double-digit lead of the year.
Slayton is now tied with rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger for the team lead in receiving touchdowns.
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— New York Giants (@Giants) 13 November 2022