Redskins lose to Giants

Timothy Earl October 6, 2015 Comments Off on Redskins lose to Giants
  • Washington RedskinsThanks to a series of miscues and missed opportunities, the Washington Redskins lost to the New York Giants 32-21 at Metlife Stadium.

Looking to make a good impression in prime time, the Redskins (1-2)  instead made some classic mistakes although they did fight until the end.

The game was all but over after the first quarter. Washington had a punt blocked deep in their own territory with less than three minutes gone in the game, fortunately for them the ball rolled through the end zone and the Giants had a quick 2-0 lead.

Redskins’s quarterback Kirk Cousins, compounded the special teams blunder by throwing an interception as he telegraphed a throw giving the Giants red zone field position.

They scored a touchdown making the score 9-0. They would later add a field goal and the Redskins were reeling and quickly behind 12-0. They never recovered from their disastrous start.

Offensively they struggled and made their initial first down of the game with just under a minute to play in the first quarter.

Fast forward to the third quarter with the Giants up 18-6, Cousins tried to thread-the-needle with a pass but ends up throwing his second interception.

The turnover leads to a New York touchdown as Eli Manning led a 73-yard, eight play drive, hitting Odell Beckham Jr. with a 30-yard scoring strike giving them a commanding 25-6 advantage with 13:39 to go in the game.

Washington finally found some apparent good fortune, but near the goal line rookie running back Matt Jones fumbled the ball, which again rolled out of the end zone and ended up being no points and a touchback and turnover for the Giants.

With time winding down in the game, Washington did go on a 74-yard, 12 play drive which ends in a four-yard scoring pass to Chris Thompson. A two-point conversion  make the score 25-14 with 3:40 to play.

Washington then attempted an onside kick that they had a chance to recover as the ball nearly hit a Giant before going out of bounds.

The Giants then scored  their final touchdown 19 seconds later as Manning hit Rueben Randle with a 41-yard bomb giving them a 32-14 lead.

The Redskins finally found some good fortune with their special teams as returner Rashad Ross ran from end zone to end zone covering 101 yards and scoring a touchdown with 3:08 to play in the game.

With the score now 32-21 the Redskins again came close to getting the onside kick but it rolled out of bounds and along with it any chance to win the game.

Cousins ended the game 30-49 for 316 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Washington, who began the game leading the NFL in rushing yards, was led in rushing by Jones who carried the ball 11 times for 38 yards.

Jordan Reed led the team in receiving with six catches for 96 yards.

For the Giants, Manning was 23-32 for 279 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Rashad Jennings led the team with 32 yards in 11 carries and one blocked punt.  Randle led the air attack with seven catches for 116 yards and one touchdown in a winning effort for the (1-2) Giants.