New York Giants
The first-team defense scored 16 points Aug. 26 against the New York Jets.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul burst into the backfield and dragged Matt Forte down in the end zone for a safety.
All-pro S Landon Collins followed by undercutting an out route for a walk-in touchdown. CBs Janoris Jenkins and
Donte Deayon put the cap on the outburst when Jenkins blasted WR Robby Anderson as the pass arrived, popping the ball into Deayon’s hands for a 36-yard TD return.
“Creating turnovers, putting points on the board, that’s definitely the next step, and that’s a step for a dominant defense,” LB Jonathan Casillas told reporters. “And that’s where we want to go.”
Rookie watch: With WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle), Brandon Marshall (shoulder), Tavarres King (ankle) and Dwayne Harris (upper body) out with injuries, undrafted rookie Travis Rudolph was given an extended look Aug. 26. He caught three passes for 81 yards, including a spectacular leaping catch over a defender that he turned into a 57-yard gain. Noteworthy: Backup C Brett Jones had been getting work at guard in practices, and when RG John Jerry was beaten badly by Jets DE Sheldon Richardson, Jones was sent in to replace Jerry. Jones blocked well, and the Giants drove for a field goal and a touchdown, the first-team offense’s first touchdown of the preseason. … CB Eli Apple left the game with an ankle injury. That leaves the Giants very thin at corner with reserve Michael Hunter (concussion) and Valen
tino Blake (personal reasons) also out. … DT Jay Bromley, a contender for a starting spot, sprained his knee.