Donnell came alive for the Giants' offense after halftime, as he managed just two catches for 22 yards in the first half. Donnell, who was targeted nine times, has totaled 12 catches for 137 yards and one touchdown through two games.
The Giants are back in action Week 3 vs. Houston.
Donnell caught a 19-yard pass from Eli Manning late in the opening quarter, after being held without a catch for the first three drives. He caught a fade pass from Manning in the corner of the end zone, but had his left toe barely out of bounds. He got another crack at it two plays late, catching another fade pass -- this time from the other side of the field -- for a 1-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Donnell was targeted eight times and finished with five catches for a team-high 56 yards and a touchdown in a 35-14 victory.
The Giants will host the Cardinals in Week 2.
"That is not necessarily what the plan was," Coughlin said. "But the plan has evolved to that, where people can be utilized for their skills in different ways."
Coach Tom Coughlin said Donnell, a converted quarterback, "has a long way to go, but I like what I see."
Added tight ends coach Kevin M. Gilbride: "He has athleticism, size, speed and strength. He’s got it all as far as that’s concerned. We’re working hard to get him to develop his techniques and understand how to use his body within the blocking, within the inline position or even from the fullback position. He can do it physically and he’s starting to be able to do it athletically, meaning knowing how his body has to move to get those things done. So he’s improving."
|4||9/25/14||@ WAS||8:25 pm|
|6||10/12/14||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|7||10/19/14||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/9/14||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|13||11/30/14||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|14||12/7/14||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ STL||4:05 pm|
|2012||New York Giants||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Giants||16||1||3||31||10.3||11||0||0||0||2|
|2014||New York Giants||2||1||12||137||11.4||23||1||1||0||10|
|2012||New York Giants||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Giants||16||4||1.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Giants||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2012||New York Giants||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Giants||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2014||New York Giants||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|