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Daniel Jones: Record against winning teams

See how rising quarterback Daniel Jones has fared against teams with a winning record.

Daniel Jones took over as the Giants’ franchise quarterback in 2019. He has big shoes to fill as he replaced 15-year starter Eli Manning who brought two iconic Super Bowls to the Giants franchise. Jones has shown some promise but still has a ways to go. It will be interesting to see if he can get them to a level Eli was able to.

Year 4 is a make-or-break year for Jones. He is now paired up with new fiery coach Brian Daboll who is expected to bring new life into the Giants.

Let’s take a look at how many times the New York Giants won games against teams with a winning record with Daniel Jones as their starting quarterback.

The reason for QB wins against winning teams

I started to dive into this stat for every quarterback because the new hot argument is to say that a certain quarterback didn’t beat any good teams. I often see people use this argument to say players like Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford are not good and just put up empty stats. At the end of the day, there is much more to the story.

First off and most importantly, quarterback wins are a team statistic. Secondly, very few quarterbacks in the NFL have a winning record against teams who finished the season above .500 in the league.

There are a lot of moving parts involved in football. While winning and losing is the most important stat, it is one that unfairly gets attributed to quarterbacks.

What is Daniel Jones’ record against winning teams?

Since entering the NFL in 2019, Daniel Jones is 3-13 (.187) against teams that finished the season with a winning record.

In 2021, Daniel Jones was 3-4 (.428) against winning teams as the starting quarterback.

*Daniel Jones started weeks 1-12 during the 2021 season before suffering an injury.

  • Saints (win)
  • Cowboys (loss)
  • Rams (loss)
  • Chiefs (loss)
  • Raiders (win)
  • Buccaneers (loss)
  • Eagles (win)

In 2020, Daniel Jones was 0-4 (.000) against winning teams as the starting quarterback.

  • Steelers (loss)
  • Rams (loss)
  • Buccaneers (loss)
  • Ravens (loss)

In 2019, Daniel Jones was 0-5 (.000) against winning teams as the starting quarterback.

  • Vikings (loss)
  • Patriots (loss)
  • Packers (loss)
  • Eagles (loss)
  • Eagles (loss)

What quarterbacks have a winning record against winning teams?

As seen on our master QB record vs winning teams chart, there are only a handful of NFL quarterbacks that have a record above .500 against winning teams.

You can digest that information on your own. The main thing I want you to take away from this is that it is extremely rare to have a winning record against teams that finished the season with a winning record.

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