Daniel Jones Uncertain for Week 15 Matchup vs. Browns
Jones was already dealing with a hamstring injury, and head coach Joe Judge said that Jones picked up another injury last week vs. the Cardinals. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that Jones sprained his ankle in the second quarter of that contest, which puts his status for Week 15 in doubt.
The Giants are slated to face the Browns on Sunday Night Football in a matchup that has huge playoff implications for both teams. The Giants dropped out of first place in the NFC East after losing to the Seahawks, but they remain just one game behind the Washington Football Team. They own the tiebreaker vs. Washington, given their two head-to-head wins this season, so the Giants will win the division if they finish with the same record.
The Browns are still in solid shape to make the playoffs – Football Outsiders gives them a 77.8% chance – but their position has weakened following their loss last week vs. the Ravens. They have the same record as the Titans and Colts and are just one game ahead of the Dolphins and Ravens, so the Browns need to keep winning to secure a playoff spot.
If Jones is unable to suit up, Colt McCoy will likely make his second start of the year. The Giants won their first game with McCoy under center this season, but they did it despite getting very little production from the quarterback position. McCoy finished with just 105 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception on 22 attempts.
The Giants are currently listed as 4.5-point home underdogs on FanDuel Sportsbook, but that number could rise if Jones is ultimately ruled out.