Tommy DeVito has been thrust into the lineup for the Giants and he has the team ahead of the Jets after his first NFL touchdown.
DeVito ran for a six-yard score to cap a 12-play, 75-yard drive and the Giants lead 10-7 with nine minutes to play in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. DeVito is in because Tyrod Taylor has been taken to the hospital after suffering a rib injury.
The scoring drive featured a lot of Saquon Barkley runs and two big penalties by the Jets defense. A hit to the head of Wan'Dale Robinson led to a first down and Jermaine Johnson was flagged for unnecessary roughness on a hit on DeVito. That flag came on a third down and the Giants would have settled for a field goal without the infraction.
Those are mistakes the Jets can't afford on a day when their offense has also struggled and they are down to third-string center Xavier Newman with Connor McGovern and Wes Schweitzer ruled out with injuries.