The injury left the Giants with third-stringer Tommy DeVito at quarterback. DeVito scored New York's lone touchdown of the afternoon — a 6-yard run in the third quarter — and nearly led the Giants to a surprising win.
But Greg Zuerlein connected on two short field goals to help the Jets win 13-10. The veteran kicker nailed a 35-yard field goal as time expired at the end of regulation and then made a 33 yarder midway through overtime to end it.
The Giants announced postgame that Taylor would remain hospitalized overnight for observation.
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QB Tyrod Taylor was taken to Hackensack Medical Center for further examination and testing after he left today’s game. It was determined he suffered injury to his rib cage. He will remain in HUMC overnight for observation.
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) October 29, 2023
Taylor left the game midway through the second quarter after a tackle. He landed awkwardly on his his right side, leaving him in apparent pain. Taylor left for the Giants locker room shortly after the tackle. Before he exited, Taylor passed for 8 yards on 4-of-7 passing and rushed for 33 yards on five carries.
Prayers up for Tyrod Taylor 🙏
Giants are very down at QB today 😳 Tommy DeVito is in at QB
— Last Take™ (@TheRealLastTake) October 29, 2023
DeVito replaced him on the next Giants play, a third-and-9 from the Giants' 22-yard-line. He handed off to running back Saquon Barkley, and the Giants punted after failing to convert the third down.
Taylor remained in the locker room at the start of the next Giants drive as DeVito continued to run the Giants' offense. He scored his first NFL touchdown on a read-option early in the second half:
— NFL (@NFL) October 29, 2023
Starter Daniel Jones remained sidelined Sunday for a third consecutive week with a neck injury. The Giants announced before halftime that Taylor was out for the game after being taken to a hospital.
An undrafted rookie, DeVito signed with the Giants' practice squad in August. He's been elevated to the active roster since Jones' injury and hadn't thrown an NFL pass until Sunday. DeVito connected on two of his seven passes for -1 yard and ran the ball four times for 7 yards.
He played four seasons in college as a backup at Syracuse before transferring to Illinois and starting in 2022. He completed 69.6% of his passes for Illinois for 203.8 yards per game with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions in 13 games with Illinois.
The Giants also lost starting tight end Darren Waller to a hamstring injury Sunday.