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DEC 22, 1:00 PM Giants at Redskins
Game 15
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Giants win over the Redskin 41-35

"Daniel Jones got off to a great start today after sitting back watching Eli Manning play in the last two games. He led the Giants to an opening drive touchdown with his 23-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard. He looked totally healthy coming off his sprained right ankle injury, and the Giants were up 7-0. His counterpart, Dwayne Haskins, did the same for the Redskins, completing his opening drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Steven Sims Jr.
This game looked to be a shoot-out, and it continued that way when Saquon Barkley next took off with a 67-yard run for a touchdown to put the Giants in the lead again at 14-7. Haskins came right back, and just as the second quarter was starting, he threw another touchdown pass to tie things up again. I told you this would be a shoot-out and it was, as Jones followed that up with another touchdown pass, this time going to Barkley for 33 yards.
Both teams defenses buckled down after that until the Giants got the ball back near the end of the half. The big play on this drive was Jones hitting Golden Tate with a pass that went for 31 yards. The Giants used up most of the clock, and by the time Jones hit Cody Latimer with his third touchdown pass of the day to give them a 28-14 lead, Washington had only 38 seconds left.
The third quarter started with Case Keenum replacing Haskins after one play because of an ankle injury, but that didn't slow Washington down.
After both teams punted, Washington cut the Giants lead to one score when Keenum gave Sims Jr. his second touchdown on the day with a 7-yard pass. The Giants came right back with Jones hitting tight end Kaden Smith for a touchdown. The Giants looked to be in control again until a blocked punt at the start of the fourth quarter gave Washington great field position, and soon Adrian Peterson scored with a 1-yard touchdown run. The Giants then tried to extend their lead to 10 points, but Aldrick Rosas missed on a 53-yard field goal attempt.
Neither team scored on the next two drives, but the Giants special teams made up for their blocked punt when Riley Dixon punted the ball 53 yards to the Redskins 1 yard line. The Redskins needed one touchdown to tie things up. They had to go 99 yards to do so, and of course they did so, right down to near the end of the fourth quarter.
Keenum completed a number of passes, including two third-and-longs that went for bonus yardage before running into a 4th-and-goal at the Giants 3 yard line. Keenum's pass was incomplete, but Corey Ballentine was called for pass interference. Keenum ran it in from the 1-yard line for a touchdown, and the game was tied at 35-35. With about a half minute left, the game went into overtime.
After the defense had allowed that last Washington drive, I really hoped the Giants would win the coin toss, and they did. Jones took them all the way downfield, and finished the drive off with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Smith, his second on the day, for the 41-35 win over the Redskins. Now thanks to Eli Manning last week, and Jones this week, the Giants have won the last two games. I liked what I saw today from Jones and Barkley. I don't care about upcoming draft picks compared to seeing my team win every time they play. I can't wait to see how things go next week when the Giants play the Eagles at MetLife Stadium."

"I didn't think this one would go into overtime, but it did. The last time the Giants played in an overtime game, it was a long ride home after losing to the Eagles two weeks ago. This road trip home was a much better experience. It started off as well as it could with Daniel Jones completing a touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard, that broke a stretch of 10 consecutive games where the Giants did not score an opening possession touchdown.
By the end of the first half, Jones had thrown three, that first one to Shepard, the next to Saquon Barkley, and then Cody Latimer. Jones had missed on only 4 of his 18 throws that accounted for 165 passing yards. Meanwhile Barkley was running up a storm, with his 67-yard touchdown run to go with the one he caught, and by halftime had run for 126 yards on 9 carries.
The Giants defense had allowed two Dwayne Haskins touchdown passes, and had held Adrian Peterson to 32 yards on 11 carries, which included one 17 yard run. Toward the end of the game, Peterson added only 4 more yards on 4 carries, though one was a one-yard touchdown run. Overall the Giants held Washington's total ground game to just 80 yards.
In the second half Case Keenum had come in for Haskins. Both teams scored touchdowns and Keenum later threw for one touchdown, and ran for another. That was enough to put the game into overtime. The Giants won the toss, and Jones didn't allow the opportunity to slip away. He ended the game with a a 3-yard TD pass to tight end Kaden Smith.
The Giants had a 41 to 35 win, and Jones put an end to his own eight game losing streak. It was a good game ending drive for the offense, and they'll need to keep bringing it if they expect to beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the final game of the season."

First Quarter

Play: Sterling Shepard 23 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:39
Giants 7-0

Play: Steven Sims Jr. 10 Yd pass from Dwayne Haskins (Dustin Hopkins Kick)
Drive info: 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:44

Play: Saquon Barkley 67 Yd Run (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:51
Giants 14-7

Second Quarter

Play: Hale Hentges 6 Yd pass from Dwayne Haskins (Dustin Hopkins Kick)
Drive info: 12 plays, 75 yards, 6:50

Play: Saquon Barkley 33 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:40
Giants 21-14

Play: Cody Latimer 10 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 9 plays, 73 yards, 1:41
Giants 28-14

Third Quarter

Play: Steven Sims Jr. 7 Yd pass from Case Keenum (Dustin Hopkins Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 60 yards, 3:41
Giants 28-21

Play: Kaden Smith 9 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 73 yards, 2:58
Giants 35-21

Fourth Quarter

Play: Adrian Peterson 1 Yd Run (Dustin Hopkins Kick)
Drive info: 1 play, 17 yards, 0:08
Giants 35-28

Play: Case Keenum 1 Yd Run (Dustin Hopkins Kick)
Drive info: 14 plays, 99 yards, 5:59


Play: Kaden Smith 3 Yd pass from Daniel Jones
Drive info: 11 plays, 66 yards, 5:45
Giants 41-35


Giants Daniel Jones threw a career high 5 touchdown passes.

Giants played the Redskins in an overtime game for the first time since 2003, also a Giants win.

Giants have scored their highest total of the season with this 41-35 win over Washington.

Giants rushed for 206 yards, their highest total since 227 yards in Washington last season.
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