When The Giants lost by one point 27-26 against the Cowboys in Dallas, Rashad Jennings was stopped twice just before the goal-line within the final minutes of the game.
However, The Hot Zone can confirm that Jennings believes it was because he was instructed not to score by quarterback Eli Manning.
Speaking to ESPN, he says: “On the first-down play, I was told, ‘Rashad, don’t score.’ On second down, ‘Rashad, don’t score.’ I was tempted to say, ‘Forget it,’ and go score because I could. But I didn’t want to be that guy. But definitely, I was asked not to score.”
Apparently, the instructions were given to him by Manning during a huddle, and is the first time that Jennings has been instructed not to score since college. This tactic is known as ‘killing the clock’ and can be used when the end of the game is occurring.
Although, we all know how that ended!