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Dec 1, 8:30pm - Giants at Redskins
Game 12
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Giants 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.
Brandon Myers caught 5 passes for 61 yards and 1 TD.
Hakeem Nicks caught 2 passes for 34 yards.
Rueben Randle caught 3 passes for 20 yards.
Bear Pascoe caught 2 passes for 11 yards.
Will Hill had 1 fumble recovery.
Justin Tuck had 4 sacks.
Cullen Jenkins had 1 sack.
Josh Brown kicked a 39 yard field goal.

Game Notes:
"It 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.
Anyway, 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.

Game Notes:
"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 title.

First Quarter
Play: Alfred Morris 1 yard TD run (Kai Forbath kick), 7:54
Drive: 14 plays, 73 yards in 7:06
Washington 7-0
Second Quarter

Play: Logan Paulsen 19 yard TD pass from Robert Griffin III (Kai Forbath kick), 11:45
Drive: 8 plays, 59 yards in 4:02
Washington 14-0

Play: Andre Brown 23 yard TD run (Josh Brown kick), 8:46
Drive: 6 plays, 74 yards in 2:59
Washington 14-7

Play: Brandon Myers 22 yard TD pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown kick), 0:35
Drive: 9 plays, 81 yards in 2:59
Tied 14-14

Third Quarter

Play: Kai Forbath 33 yd FG, 4:25
Drive: 4 plays, -3 yard in 0:38
Washington 17-14

Fourth Quarter

Play: Andre Brown 1 yd run (Josh Brown kick), 14:26
Drive: 4 plays, 46 yards in 1:28
New York 21-17

Play: Josh Brown 39 yd FG, 2:32
Drive: 8 plays, 40 yards in 3:57
New York 24-17

Giants Eli Manning has been sacked 31 times this season, the most of his career.

Giants Justin Tuck now has three games with 3 or more sacks in his career.
Only other Giants to have that many are Lawrence Taylor (12) and Michael Strahan (7).

Redskins scored on their first possession for the first time this season.
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