New York Giants' Daniel Jones finds Sterling Shepard for first TD pass of season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants' first touchdown of the season came on Sunday courtesy of wide receiver Sterling Shepard in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos.

After Shepard had just made a tough third-down grab, he caught a pass from quarterback Daniel Jones near the left sideline and broke the tackle of Broncos rookie cornerback Pat Surtain II. Shepard then raced down the sideline and got past Ronald Darby near the goal line with 9:07 remaining in the second quarter.


Shepard started on the right side of the formation and dragged across the field. Surtain trailed the shifty receiver, allowing an open window for Jones to deliver the ball. Shepard had an expected 5.2 yards after catch on the play, according to NextGen Stats. He turned it into 22.2 yards after the catch.

The play gave the Giants a 7-3 lead.
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