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NFL fans roast Daniel Jones, Giants amid ugly loss to Seahawks

Daniel Jones was sacked 11 times and he committed three turnovers as the Giants dropped to 1-3 on the season

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Oct 2, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) reacts as he runs off the field after being sacked during the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Big Blue is in big trouble.

The ugly start to the New York Giants' 2023 season continued on Monday Night Football with a 24-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium.

The Giants again struggled to protect quarterback Daniel Jones, who was sacked a staggering 11 times by Seattle's defense. And making matters worse, Jones committed some brutal turnovers.

After a first-quarter strip-sack led to a DK Metcalf touchdown, Jones later made a mistake that all but sealed New York's loss. With the Giants driving late in the third quarter to potentially make it a one-score game, Jones was picked off by No. 5 overall selection Devon Witherspoon, and the rookie cornerback returned it 97 yards for a touchdown.

Two possessions later, Jones threw his sixth interception on the young season.

With their latest defeat, the Giants are now 1-3 with 46 points scored, 23 sacks allowed, a minus-eight turnover margin and a minus-76 point differential. They are one of two teams, along with the Jets (of course), who have yet to run an offensive play while leading this season, per ESPN Stats and Information.

The ugly brand of football comes after a surprising 9-7-1 campaign that included a playoff victory and helped Jones secure a four-year, $160 million deal with $82 million fully guaranteed. But that contract has quickly turned into a punchline among NFL fans, who roasted the fifth-year quarterback and the Giants for their prime-time performance.

Things might not get any better anytime soon for Brian Daboll's team, either. New York's next two games? On the road against the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.

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