Washington Redskins were thrashed by the New York Giants on Sunday losing the game 19-10 at the FedEx Field. For the Redskins, it could be the jumping off point for the playoff (the second one in a row) but things simply didn’t go their way. Washington came out with a strong offense against the Giants but got stifled by their opponents (8-7-1) only to concede their fourth defeat in last six games. The Redskins had only 83 yards of offense during the first half. Jay Gruden, the head coach of the Redskins admitted that they failed to get the job done despite having a strong team on the field.
Washington Redskins were averaging 380 yards per game before their game against the New York Giants but were kept at 284 yards in this game with only 38 on the field. The Giants (11-5), who were locked in the no. 5 seed managed to secure a lead as Robbie Gould scored a field goal with 2:12 minutes left of the game.
Bob McAdoo, the Giants’ head coach confirmed that he will play with the starters and for the most of the game, he followed the plan. Running back Paul Perkins along with Quarterback Manning finished the game though Odell Beckham Jr., the wide receiver left the field in the third quarter. The Giants scored a touchdown during the final play after Trevor Wade scored by capitalizing a fumble. Manning completed the seventeen passes out of twenty-seven for the 180 yards while Perkins rushed for twenty-one times for the 102 yards. Cousins recorded 22 out of 35 for the 287 yards along with two picks and one touchdown. He got sacked for four times. Pierre Garcon grabbed eight passes for the 96 yards.
The Washington Redskins were looking forward for two playoffs in a row since their three year run (1990-92). Gruden expressed his frustration for failing to capitalize the opportunities and for not being consistent. He also blamed the poor red zone offenses for the disappointing result. The Redskins rallied from a deficit of 10-0 and achieved the momentum only at the later stage of the game. But Manning would offset the proceedings by throwing one long down to the left sideline to find Tavarres King for the 44 yards for the Giants 25.
New York went to the halftime 10-0 up. Washington reduced the deficit to 10-3 with only 25 seconds left during the third quarter. However at the end, it was all Giants who walked out with the win.