The Washington Redskins pummeled the New York Giants 23-10. This was a game that I would not have minded so much if the Redskins lost because that would mean the Giants and Cowboys would be tied for 1st place, but instead the Redskins play like a different team and win! The Giants were 20 points behind until a last minute TD. With the Cowboys beating the Bucs (wow that must have been difficult) the Giants had to win in order to stay at the top with the Cowboys. It looked like they would easily because the first play by Rex Grossman was an underthrown interception but the Giants would go 3 and out so luckily for him no damage done.
The Skins are on the board first with a FG, then Rex Grossman’s Train Rex would continue with yet another interception pass, but the Giants offense flops with another 3 and out. Then the Train Rex changes to Good Rex and tosses a perfectly thrown pass in the end zone to Santana Moss to take a stunning 10-0 lead in the 1st quarter.
The second quarter would be no better for the Giants. Eli Manning’s pass gets tipped and caught by Canadian Oshiomogho Atogwe. Giants do challenge but it’s clearly an interception. The Redskins capitalize on this turnover with a running TD by Darrel Young. Redskins up 17-0. At this time, Eli Manning has not yet completed a pass. They will only manage a FG in the first half.
In the 3rd quarter Eli throws another interception and this time by DeAngelo Hall with a 1 handed catch. The Redskins get 3 points off of that one. 20-3 Redskins. The Giants attempt a 44 yard FG but miss.
The Redskins kick another FG at the beginning of the 4th quarter to lead by 20 points. The Giants offense starts to finally show some spark, but then the Redskins intercept another Manning pass in the end zone by Josh Wilson. The Redskins Reed Doughty will get a 43 yard pass interference penalty giving the Giants 1st and goal. A pass to Ware is bobbled and initially called as a TD, but is reversed and the Giants have the ball at the 2 yard line and it’s 4th down. The Giants go for it and do complete a TD pass HOWEVER a holding call against the Giants reverses that TD. Now they’re at the 12 yard line at 4th down. Up comes Ryan Kerrigan and sacks Manning. Then Orakpo would get a sack on Manning.
With 1 minute remaining in the game, another wrong TD call is reversed for the Giants. I appreciate the reviews after each score as these are bad calls. 2nd and goal, then 3rd and goal and FINALLY a clean and legal TD for the Giants. No time left though. Redskins win 23-10.
London Fletcher leads the entire NFL in tackles. His contract is up in April. This man will go to the pro bowl and he better get a nice contract and big ole stack of money for his abilities and leadership he has given this team. He goes, I go!!!
The only thing us Redskins fans can do now is beat the Vikings next week and hope that the Eagles beat the Cowboys as they seemed to have gotten their mojo back after grounding the Jets yesterday.
About the Author
Written by Mercedes Green
I lived in Greene County Virginia for about 5 years of my childhood. This span of time was enough to imprint the love of the Washington Redskins (and hate of the Dallas Cowboys) into my life forever, even though I am Canadian and still live in Canada. I am in no way an expert on sports, football, or even the Redskins, but I do absolutely adore them, their fans and their home state(s). My favourite Redskin is and will always be Darrell Green (not because we share the same last name lol). I've adored Chris Cooley since he joined the team from the 2004 draft and love London Fletcher. Hail to the Redskins! See you October 30th in my home town of Toronto.