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Jordan Raanan, ESPN Staff Writer 42d

Giants' Daniel Jones makes leaping, one-handed catch to spark touchdown drive

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It was already established that New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones could run and throw. Now it's apparent after the play he made Sunday against the Carolina Panthers that he can catch as well.

Jones made a leaping one-handed catch late in the third quarter of Sunday's matchup with the Panthers at MetLife Stadium. It went for a 16-yard gain on a drive that ended with Jones throwing a 5-yard touchdown pass to Dante Pettis to give the Giants a 12-3 lead.

The Giants quarterback handed off to Devontae Booker on his first career reception and ran toward the right sideline. His running back headed in the other direction, and flipped the ball to Pettis, who was heading back to the right.

Pettis threw high and long to Jones, who at 6-foot-5 stretched his body as far as it would allow. He snagged the ball with his outstretched right arm at the Panthers' 32-yard line for the highlight-reel catch.

It was a play the Giants desperately needed playing without their top four offensive weapons in running back Saquon Barkley and wide receivers Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney because of injuries.

They had five offensive drives into Carolina territory in the first half that resulted in three points.

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