Daniel Jones' Trip Left NFL Announcers in Hysterics

Carson Wentz led the ninth fourth quarter comeback of his career as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football, but Daniel Jones was the unwilling star of the show.

The Giants quarterback became a social media sensation after breaking off an incredible 80-yard run in the third quarter only to run out of steam and trip himself up eight yards away from the goal line.

While the run set the Giants up for a touchdown that momentarily gave them a 14-10 lead, it also perfectly encapsulated the nature of a franchise that seems to relish in finding new ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

With just under six minutes gone in the third quarter, Jones received the snap on a read option on a first-and-10 at the Giants' 12-yard line, shifted to his right and took off exploiting the swathes of green grass left unpatrolled by the non-existent Eagles defense.


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When a touchdown seemed all but certain, Jones began to lose his footing before crumbling in a heap inside the red zone. Frustrating as the moment was for Jones, his run made for hilarious viewing for those watching and for those calling the game on TV and on radio.

FOX Sports announcer Joe Buck sounded incredulous as he commented that Jones was "all alone as he trips", while his colleague Troy Aikman chuckled away as he acknowledged the Eagles only way to prevent a touchdown in the situation was Jones falling over himself.

If Buck and Aikman were perplexed by what they had just witnessed, FOX Deportes commentary team was downright incredulous. One doesn't need to be fluent in Spanish to appreciate the call, with the commentator pronouncing each word slightly slower than the previous as the Giants quarterback began to run out of steam before uttering an emphatic "no" as Jones fell to the ground.

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The sense of impending doom, meanwhile, slowly dawned on CBS and YES Network announcer Ian Eagle. As Eagle kept track of Jones' stumbling progress, his co-commentator can be heard starting to laugh as soon as it became apparent the Giants quarterback would not reach the end zone, before exploding in a roaring laughter as the inevitable came to pass and Jones hit the ground.

"Running out of gas, Jones had nothing but green grass ahead of him and that typifies what this has been all about," Eagle opined.

Even announcers on the Giants radio call allowed themselves a laughter.

"The Dirt Monster got him. Rumbling, bumbling and stumbling and he falls down," they chuckled.

To give Jones his due, his run was the longest of any NFL quarterback since Marcus Mariota broke free for an 87-yard run in Week 13 of the 2015 season against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

According to NFL Research, the 80-yard scamper gave the Giants more rushing yards than any of the team's running back has had in a full game this season. Incredibly, the run was also longer than any Giants star running Saquon Barkley has compiled in his NFL career, as the former Penn State star's career-long run stands at 78 yards.

As CBS Sports NFL editor Dan Schneier pointed out, Jones hit a maximum speed of 21.23 mph during his run, the fastest top speed by any quarterback on a run over the past three seasons.

Jones wasn't alone in running out of gas at a critical moment, as the Giants squandered an 11-point lead with just over six minutes left to lose 22-21, dropping to 1-6 for the season and suffering an eighth consecutive loss against the Eagles.

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Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants runs away from Rodney McLeod #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles for a first down during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on October 22 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mitchell Leff/Getty