SEE IT: Darius Slayton Records Two TDs In Giants' First Half


Daniel Jones' chemistry with Giants' wide receiver Darius Slayton is becoming a lethal combination.

Slayton, New York's fifth round pick in 2019, capitalized on his connection with the Giants' rookie quarterback and scored two touchdowns in the first half against the Detroit Lions. It's the first multi-touchdown game of his budding career for the former Clemson University standout. 

The 22-year-old tallied 50 yards in the Giants' 31-26 loss Sunday afternoon. Slayton's two catches made a significant impact in the Giants' offense as he developed into Jones' top target. After Jones handed Detroit its first touchdown and the Giants trailed 14-0 in the second quarter, Slayton and company mounted their comeback.  

Slayton fought off Lions' cornerback Rashaan Melvin for his first touchdown since Week 5. 

Do your thing, Darius Slayton#GiantsPride | #NYGvsDET

— New York Giants (@Giants) October 27, 2019

Jones later found the 6-foot-1 receiver with 4:39 left in the half to cut the Giants' deficit to one point. Slayton made a remarkable 28-yard catch over Melvin, who again couldn't contain the play-making WR. 


— New York Giants (@Giants) October 27, 2019

Slayton is the prime beneficiary of Sterling Shepard's absence. 

Shepard missed Sunday's contest, his third straight game, as he recovers from a concussion and Slayton emerged as a reliable option for Jones in the Giants' passing game. He ranks second on the Giants with 267 yards on 16 receptions.