Daniel Jones threw two touchdown passes, Saquon Barkley ran for 152 yards and a TD and the surprising New York Giants returned from their bye week and beat the Houston Texans 24-16 on Sunday.
Jones went 13 for 17 for 197 passing yards. Jones hit tight end Lawrence Cager on a 9-yard TD pass and Darius Slayton on a 54-yard catch and run as the Giants scored on their opening possession of each half.
Dane Belton, playing in injured Xavier McKinney’s spot, intercepted Texans QB Davis Mills in the end zone in the fourth quarter with Houston looking to pull within one score.
Mills threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Nico Collins and Ka’imi Fairbairn kicked field goals of 38, 34 and 46 yards for Houston, which has lost four in a row.
The Giants improved to 7-2, their best start since opening 8-1 in 2008.