24, 8:00 pm (ESPN) - Washington at Giants
stars shine bright through the thunder and light.
Giants finally managed some points with 2:25 left
in the game.
Kerry Collins was sacked 4 times.
put up some OK stats but little else.
Ike Hilliard had 7 catches for 85
Giants are still atop the NFC East
about those Jets, Gamegirl?
right, tell me about it. I take that back, I heard
enough from my boyfriend. I guess there are a lot
of people in our local area who would rather think
Jets than Giants right now after Sunday's games.
The Jets were lucky to pull out their game in the
end, but the Giants weren't. I was very disappointed.
It would have been great if the Giants had been
able to take out Washington when they were on a
Giants couldn't get it going, they looked flat.
hate when people use that term. How could the Giants
be flat? They were on national TV and looking forward
to beating a team that socked it to them twice last
year. They knew they could bury Washington with
a win. They had to be up for that game. The Redskins
just outplayed them."
was all over when Collins threw that end zone INT
to Deion Sanders.
Giants were beat the whole game, except for maybe
that first quarter. It looked like maybe there was
a shot in the fourth quarter when Kerry Collins
got that drive going, but he didn't seem sharp at
all in that game. After the interception I can't
imagine it was any more fun going to the huddle
than it was sitting there watching the game. The
Redskins made the big plays, and the Giants didn't,
and that's what wins football games."
the Giants will be able to bounce back next game?
do we face, Tennessee? It will be tough. They could
have had some nice momentum going if they had taken
out the Redskins, and now you worry that maybe when
they beat the Cards, Eagles and Bears that the Giants
weren't as good as we thought. It was just that
the teams we played weren't good ones."
Fassel blames the long plays on individual mistakes.
he said that the Redskins did everything the Giants
expected, but they just couldn't stop them. They
were able to throw deep and fool people with play
action to get men free. It seems like they were
able to beat everyone in the secondary. Johnson
threw a completion of 46 yards to James Thrash who
got past Dave Thomas. He threw a 48 yard pass to
Albert Connell who outran Sehorn and a 53 yard one
to Connell when he outmaneuvered Shaun Williams."
defense held Davis this time.
didn't let him do the damage he did in those last
games against them, but it came at the expense of
having Brad Johnson pull off those big plays. Stephen
Davis finished the game with 30 carries for 89 yards.
Maybe they put too much focus on stopping the run.
Although, in the first quarter they held him to
just 5 yards on five carries and still didn't give
up any big plays. Once the passing clicked in his
average climbed. He finished the half with 27 yards
on 12 carries."
looks like the heat is off Redskins quarterback
"Washington needed to win this game against
the Giants to put a lot of things to rest. Brad
Johnson held up great under the pressure. He was
14-of-20 for 289 yards, and 2 touchdowns, and most
important, he showed he could still throw the long
ball. Previously, his longest of the year was for
just 26 yards, and he had no interceptions."
Giants are still atop the division at 3-1.
this game, the Giants lead the league in rushing
and run defense, time of possession and were tied
for 2nd in the NFL in third-down conversions. Everything
they were bad at they had corrected. Now, some of
their weaknesses have been brought out, and there's
tough competition coming up. They let down in a
lot of areas, most important, the revamped front
line that had been working so well. The Redskins
won the battle up front against the Giants offensive
line. Collins was sacked twice in the first half
and was always hurried."
wasn't just the offensive front line.
"Right, it didn't help that some passes were
dropped by Hilliard. At the half, Collins had completed
only 7 of 18 passes for 50 yards. His stats got
better by the end of the game, but only because
the Redskins were letting him have it while they
worked on the clock.
Also, we all knew before the season started that
the secondary was weak, and the Redskins exploited
it. That will most likely happen again against some
of the better teams. Gamegirl was right when she
mentioned the level of competition. The Cardinals,
Eagles and Bears were not playoff teams last season
and don't look much better this year. In the first
three games, the Giants hadn't given up a pass play
of more than 31 yards. Against Washington, three
went for more than 40 yards.
Beating the over-hyped but talented Redskins team
would have meant a great deal. Next week they play
Tennessee, and that will be a real test for this
team. The schedule gets a little easier after that,
but then they have the Rams in November. Let's hope
the Giants can put this bad game behind them fast."
Giants - Kerry Collins 21-44 for 210 yards, 1 INT,
Redskins - Brad Johnson 14-20 for 289 yards, 0 INT,
Giants - Tiki Barber 16-65, Ron Dayne 5-23, Amani
Redskins - Stephen Davis 30-89, Adrian Murrell 5-22,
Mike Sellers 1-2, Brad Johnson 3-minus 3.
Giants - Ike Hilliard 7-85, Tiki Barber 6-41, Amani
Toomer 3-31, Greg Comella 2-11, Pete Mitchell 1-18,
Ron Dixon 1-14, Joe Jurevicius 1-10.
- Albert Connell 4-122, Andre Reed 4-37, Irving
Fryar 2-32, Stephen Alexander 2-28, James Thrash
1-46, Mike Sellers 1-24.
Redskins - Deion Sanders 1 for 32
Redskins - Michael Husted 30
Redskins - James Thrash 1 for 0.
Giants - Tiki Barber 1 for 6.
Redskins - Deion Sanders 3 for 13.
Giants - Jessie Armstead 7-4-0, Dave Thomas 6-2-0,
Shaun Williams 6-2-0, Michael Barrow 5-3-0, Ryan
Phillips 5-2-0, Jason Sehorn 2-5-0, Keith Hamilton
6-0-1, Michael Strahan 4-2-0, Cedric Jones 2-4-0,
Sam Garnes 3-1-0, Christian Peter 1-2-0, Pete Monty
1-0-0, Reggie Stephens 1-0-0.
Redskins - Shawn Barber 7-2-1, Derek M Smith 6-2-0,
Champ Bailey 6-1-0, Mark Carrier 5-1-0, Sam Shade
4-1-0, Darrell Green 4-0-0, Bruce Smith 2-2-1, Kenard
Lang 3-0-1, Deion Sanders 3-0-0, Lavar Arrington
2-1-0, Matt Stevens 1-2-0, Marco Coleman 1-0-1,
Greg Jones 1-0-0, Tyronne Drakeford 0-1-0.
Giants - 93
Redskins - 110
Redskins - 284
Time of Possession
Redskins - 31:22
WAS - Irving Fryar 23 Yard TD Pass
from Brad Johnson (Michael Husted Extra Point),
12:33. Washington 7-0
WAS - Michael Husted 25 Yard Field Goal,
6:27. Washington 10-0
WAS - Andre Reed 21 Yard TD Pass from Brad
Johnson (Michael Husted Kick Failed), 13:06. Washington
NYG - Ike Hilliard 7 Yard TD Pass from Kerry
Collins (Ron Dayne Run Failed), 2:25. Washington
Giants RB Joe Montgomery was not active for the
fourth time in as many games.
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