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Giants’ Daniel Jones amongst NFL’s best in EPA over last three weeks


Don’t look now, but Daniel Jones of the Latest York Giants is the NFL’s best quarterback over the previous three weeks. And that comes amid the team’s three-game winning streak.

It’s not only the undeniable fact that DJ is 3-0 over that span, either. It’s the analytics that tell the entire story.

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Leaders in EPA per dropback over the past three weeks:

Daniel Jones – 0.32
Josh Allen – 0.31
Patrick Mahomes – 0.26

— Austin Gayle (@austingayle_) October 18, 2022

The improved EPA (expected points added) per drop-back has lots to do with higher protection up front. The Giants’ offensive line has steadily improved and together with creative play calling, we’ve seen higher pass blocking. This has allowed Jones to seek out added comfort and time within the pocket.

The outcomes speak for themselves.

The results of less pressure: Daniel Jones is performing like a top NFL QB thru the last 3 weeks. https://t.co/OCoBLqLteL pic.twitter.com/DOu5xaIYRq

— NY Giants Analytics (@NYG_Stats) October 17, 2022

Not only is Jones at the highest of the league in EPA per drop-back over the past three weeks, he’s been lights out within the second half of games. No other quarterback is even close.

In case you like that you will LOVE his 2nd half numbers last 3 weeks. pic.twitter.com/NtUHpCRLmu

— AP (@motherpluckr89) October 17, 2022

Jones can be completing 67.3% of his passes, which is sweet for third within the NFL (100 pass min.). That’s made all of the more impressive if you consider that Giants receivers are tied for fifth-worst within the NFL with 10 drops on-target passes.

The Giants are the one NFL team and not using a 200-yard receiver.

The OL has allowed pressure on 46% of dropbacks, second-highest rate within the NFL.

And Daniel Jones still ranks thirteenth in EPA per dropback. That’s INSANE.

— Austin Gayle (@austingayle_) October 17, 2022

Also noteworthy is the undeniable fact that Jones has led his Giants to a few straight wins over Justin Fields, Aaron Rodgers and Lamar Jackson — a recent first-round pick and two league MVPs.

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