The New York Giants held on to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals, 19-17, on Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium. Daniel Jones left the game in the third quarter with an apparent hamstring injury, but New York managed to improve to 4-7 on the season and move into first place in the NFC East ahead of the Washington Football Team. Cincinnati dropped to 2-8-1 on the season.
The Bengals’ defense kept the game close, but the offense was flat without Joe Burrow. The Giants won a close game, taking the 19-17 victory from the Bengals.
Brandon Allen made his first start for the Bengals in Joe Burrow’s absence. In his fourth career start, and his first for Cincinnati, he played quite the unmemorable game. Allen passed for 136 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, after completing 17 of his 29 attempts.
For the Giants, QB Jones was 16 of 27 with 213 yards before leaving the game in the third quarter.
Backup QB Colt McCoy finished the game six of 10 for 31 yards. Evan Engram had six receptions for 129 yards, including one 53-yard catch and one 44-yard catch. Wayne Gallman had 24 rushing attempts for 94 yards and one touchdown. It marked his fifth straight game with a touchdown.