8:30pm - Giants at Redskins
win over the Redskins 24-17.
Eli Manning was 22 of 28 for 235 yards and 1
TD and 1 INT.
Peyton Hillis rushed for 45 yards on 6 carries and had 1 catch
for 6 yards.
Andre Brown rushed for 35 yards on 14 carries and 2 TDs and had
3 catches for 23 yards.
Victor Cruz caught 6 passes for 80 yards.
Myers caught 5 passes for 61 yards and 1 TD.
Nicks caught 2 passes for 34 yards.
Randle caught 3 passes for 20 yards.
Bear Pascoe caught 2 passes for 11 yards.
Hill had 1 fumble recovery.
Justin Tuck had 4 sacks.
Jenkins had 1 sack.
kicked a 39 yard field goal.
was not exactly what I was hoping for, seeing the Redskins score a touchdown on
their opening drive. The Giants responded on theirs by allowing a sack on Eli
Manning on the first play and a quick three and out. So here we were down 7-0
with the Redskins getting another shot. After the punt they were at about midfield,
made one first down, punted and the Giants got it back at their own 1 yard line,
just great right? So there was another three and out. About three minutes into
the second quarter it became 14-0 and
I thought that this game and this season were done. It was like it didn't matter
who Robert Griffin III threw the ball to, it was a catch.
Now, who would have
thought that the Giants would suddenly go on to outscore the Redskins 24-3 for
the rest of the game, but I'm getting ahead of myself here. First the Giants tied
it up before the end of the half 14-14. The Redskins scored first in the third
quarter with a field goal to make it 17-14 and that was it for them. I don't know
if RG3 wore down or the Giants wore him down. Except for some catches, he never
got help from Alfred Morris, his running back. The Giants went on to score another
touchdown and field goal.
The end of the game was strange when the Redskins
were moving the ball and the refs said they had a first down, but it turned out
to be third down and they ran a play and suddenly it was fourth down. Griffin
threw a pass to Pierre Garcon, his top receiver and it was complete, but it was
pulled away by safety Will Hill for the fumble recovery to effectively end the
game. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan looked pretty annoyed over the whole matter
and I think Shanahan had the right to be annoyed with the refs shenanigans.
this has been a tough season and I was kind of low after the Giants lost to the
Cowboys last week. That will probably turn out to be the game we needed to have
had a real shot at the division title. Still seeing the Giants come back from
14-0 today makes me feel good and I'd really be happy to see them finish the season
sweeping the rest of the games even if we don't end up on top.
"Feeding the ball to Andre Brown last week against the Cowboys worked great
to keep the offense moving, but it wasn't happening tonight. Brown gained only
35 yards on 14 carries, but he also was responsible for two rushing touchdowns.
Take away his breakout 23 yard run, and you get an average close to just one yard
a carry for the others. Peyton Hillis also had a long 27 yard run that boosted
his total to 45 yards on 6 carries.
Except for those two plays the Redskins
did their job defending the ground game, but Eli Manning was on target with his
receivers. Victor Cruz led the way with 6 catches for 80 yards and Brandon
Myers turned in a good performance for Manning catching five of the six balls
tossed his way for 61 yards and 1 touchdown. Myers had one touchdown catch last
week. It's too bad that Manning's connection to his tight end hasn't been consistent
this year. It was developing nicely with Martellus Bennett last season, but that's
another story. Hakeem Nicks didn't play last week and he contributed 2 catches
in this game on the only two balls tossed his way.
Like the Redskins, the Giants
clamped down with their run defense on Alfred Morris, but paid the price as well
allowing Robert Griffin III to complete
his first 12 passes and finish the first half completing 16 of 17 passes for 149
yards and one touchdown. Griffin was also the leading rusher on his team by the
end of the game despite the fact that he's still not one hundred percent coming
off an offseason surgery. The defense nailed Griffin with five sacks, four coming
from Justin Tuck and one from Cullen Jenkins. One man can't do it all even if
his name is RG3 and the Giants came roaring back from an early 14 point deficit
to win this game. Now they'll have to travel to San Diego, face Seattle at home,
travel to Detroit and finish at home to play the Redskins in the last game of
the season. The best they can do is finish 9-7 which would be quite an accomplishment
coming off an 0-6 start, but even with that they'll likely fall short of a divisional
Alfred Morris 1 yard TD run (Kai Forbath kick), 7:54
Drive: 14 plays, 73 yards in 7:06
| Second Quarter |
Logan Paulsen 19 yard TD pass from Robert Griffin
III (Kai Forbath kick), 11:45
Drive: 8 plays, 59 yards in 4:02
Andre Brown 23 yard TD run (Josh Brown kick), 8:46
Drive: 6 plays, 74 yards in 2:59
Brandon Myers 22 yard TD pass from Eli Manning (Josh
Brown kick), 0:35
Drive: 9 plays, 81 yards in 2:59
- FIELD GOAL
Kai Forbath 33 yd FG, 4:25
Drive: 4 plays, -3
yard in 0:38
Fourth Quarter |
Andre Brown 1 yd run (Josh Brown kick), 14:26
Drive: 4 plays, 46 yards in 1:28
New York 21-17
- FIELD GOAL
Josh Brown 39 yd FG, 2:32
Drive: 8 plays, 40 yards
New York 24-17
Eli Manning has been sacked 31 times
this season, the most of his career.
Justin Tuck now has three games with 3 or more sacks in his career. Redskins
scored on their first possession for the first time this season.
Giants to have that many are Lawrence Taylor (12) and Michael Strahan (7).
Dec 8 - Giants at Chargers.
Tickets - Buy
Dec 15 - Seahawks at Giants.