NEW YORK – The Giants played the division rival Redskins today in a big game. The G-Men and fans were looking to avenge the opening day loss to Washington with a sweet revenge victory at MetLife stadium. The Redskins weren’t having it and beat up the G-Men the whole game before winning 23-10. As if the playoff picture needed any further clarity, the Giants will need to win both of their final regular season games if they want to make it back to the playoffs. The G-Men face a very good New York Jets team next weekend on Christmas Eve at 1:00 PM EST. It’s the Game of the Week as far as I’m concerned. This year, the battle for New York will be televised.
The Redskins scored in every quarter of this game and seemed to do whatever they wanted on offense. The Giants QB Eli Manning was intercepted three times and had 0 TD’s. There were some dropped balls in this game that had fans frustrated. The first half was brutal to watch as Washington moved the ball at will and quickly dropped 10 points on the Giants. The Redskins took a 17-3 lead into the locker room at halftime and the Giants were to receive the ball for the start of the third quarter. The Giants offense was anemic and could not make any big plays, they really seemed to be playing in slow motion. The Giants scored a garbage TD late in the 4th quarter but the damage was done. The Giants ran out of time and lost a game they should have won.
Let’s take a look at my notes from the game.
QB Eli Manning – Manning had a frustrating day and finished with 257 yards 0 TD’s and 3 INT’s.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw – AB had a quiet game despite scoring a late TD in the 4th quarter.
WR Hakeem Nicks – Nicks led all WR’s for Big Blue and finished with 73 yards 0 TD’s.
DE Justin Tuck – Justin Tuck got banged up early but continued to play. He was in on some big plays.
LB Michael Boley – Boley was making plays all over the field as usual. He finished 2nd on the team in tackles.
WR Mario Manningham – Super Mario was second on the team for WR’s and finished with 57 yards.
LB Mathias Kiawnuka – Kiwi was making some hard hits out there and causing havoc.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul – You down with JPP? The Beast led all tacklers on defense and also had 1 sack.
WR Victor Cruz – Cruz had a quiet day by his recent standards. He finished with 44 yards.
S Kenny Phillips – Phillips had a nice game and finished with 1 INT.
RB Brandon Jacobs – Brandon the Bull had a quiet game and finished with 33 yards 0 TD’s.
S Antrel Rolle – Rolle was balling out there and making big hits. He finished with a couple of big plays his way.
TE Jake Ballard – Ballard got banged up and is scheduled for an MRI tomorrow. He finished with 15 yards.
CB Aaron Ross – Ross had a decent game and did his best out there.
DT Chris Canty – Canty was fired up for this game and made a couple of big hits out there.
CB Corey Webster – Webster continues to make plays on the field and he also nabbed 1 INT.
DT Linval Joseph – Linval had a quiet game by his recent standards. He is becoming a force in the NFL.
CB Prince Amukamara – Prince is basically being thrown into the fire. He will learn from this year and get better.
P Steve Weatherford – The Weatherman continues his consistent play and has become a fan favorite.
K Lawrence Tynes – Tynes missed a FG attempt and made his only other attempt. He also made one extra point.
Giants Offense – The offense seemed sluggish and out of sync today. I was very disappointed with their performance.
Giants Defense – The defense could not stop the Redskins to save their lives today. They must forget about it and focus on the Jets.
Giants Special Teams – Once again, this group will be overhauled in a few weeks. Reese will make the right moves.
What did you think about the Giants performance against the Redskins?
RD – nygreporter.com