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Nov 23, 8:30 PM Giants at Redskins
Game 11
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Giants lose to the Redskins 20-10
Eli Manning was 13 of 27 for 113 yards, and 1 INT.
Wayne Gallman rushed for 37 yards on 9 carries, and caught 2 passes for 6 yards.
Orleans Darkwa rushed for 30 yards on 11 carries, and caught 1 pass for 9 yards.
Shane Vereen rushed for 18 yards on 3 carries, and caught 1 pass for 9 yards.
Tavarres King caught 2 passes for 36 yards.
Roger Lewis caught 3 passes for 26 yards.
Evan Engram caught 3 passes for 18 yards.
Rhett Ellison caught 1 pass for 9 yards.
Janoris Jenkins had 1 INT and returned it for a touchdown.
Jason Pierre-Paul had 2 sacks.
Olivier Vernon had 1.5 sacks.
Devon Kennard and Dalvin Tomlinson each had 1 sack.
Damon Harrison had .5 sacks.

Aldrick Rosas kicked a 30 yard field goal.

"My Thanksgiving day wish did not come true. I was so happy on Sunday, watching while the Giants beat the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium. It didn't go as well for them tonight. There was no score at the end of the first quarter, and then the Giants came up with a nice long drive that included going for it on a 4th-and-1 at the Washington 21 yard line. Orleans Darkwa picked it up with a two yard run. They got down to the 12 yard line and settled for a 30-yard field goal from Aldrick Rosas.
I was hoping that would hold up, but then with about one minute left, cornerback Ross Cockrell drew a defensive pass interference call that was good for 37 yards. It gave the Redskins a 1st-and-10 at the Giants 11 yard line. The only good news was that the defense was able to keep the Redskins out of the endzone. They kicked a field goal, and the score was tied at 3-3 at the end of the half.
The Redskins ended up with good field position on their second drive in the third quarter. They had a 3rd-and-goal at the Giants 15 yard line, and this time the defense wasn't able to stop them. Kirk Cousins completed a pass to his receiver Jamison Crowder for a touchdown. Now the Giants were trailing 10-3. After a disappointing 3-and-out, the Redskins took over. They got to about midfield when Cousins was intercepted by Janoris Jenkins, and he took it all the way back for a touchdown. The game was tied at 10-10.
It stayed that way until about halfway through the fourth quarter. Jason Pierre-Paul sacked Cousins on a third down, but a defensive holding penalty on cornerback Ross Cockrell gave the Redskins a new set of downs. Cousins ended the drive with a touchdown pass to his receiver Josh Doctson. The Giants had to get points up fast, and they went for a 4th-and-3 from their own 32 yard line. Manning was sacked on the play, and the Redskins added a field goal to give them a 20-10 lead.
Time was running down as the Giants used up all their timeouts, and when Manning threw an interception that about did it for any remote chance at a comeback.
Tonight, the Giants scored only three offensive points. The defense scored more points than the offense. I don't think that's the way it's supposed to work if you want to win games. We'll have to hope for better when they play the Raiders next week in Oakland."

"The Giants weren't able to get much going on offense, and what could have been expected? They were into their eighth different starting offensive line this season. It couldn't be prevented because right guard D.J. Fluker came out of Sunday's overtime win over the Chiefs with a toe injury. Eli Manning had no sacks in that game and was hit with four today. Helped along by some key drops, Manning completed less than half of his passes.
Sterling Shepard was out for the second game in a row, so it's become easy for teams to zero in on Evan Engram. Maybe because of the added pressure he feels, his gameplay has been slipping. Engram dropped two easy passes, and there was another that he could have had that would have been a big help. Engram ended up catching 3 passes out of 7 for 18 yards. Engram combined with fellow tight end Rhett Ellison, wideouts Tavarres King and Roger Lewis, and the three running backs, totaled just 114 passing yards for the offense.
On defense they were 'Crowdered out' tonight. They should have had someone covering him. If they did, he simply ignored it, as he caught 7 passes for 141 yards and 1 touchdown. Cornerback Ross Cockrell filled in just fine for Eli Apple on Sunday, so Ben McAdoo gave him another shot and sat Apple tonight, but things did not go as well as they did against Kansas City. Cockrell drew two key penalties, let Crowder beat him for a big play, and he messed up coverage on Josh Doctson who was wide open for a touchdown pass.
The Giants offense had only seven first downs in the entire game, and the defense had to deal with extra time on the field. While allowing running back Samaje Perine to gain 100 yards, they managed to sack Kirk Cousins six times. Overall they limited the Redskins to 20 points, and even contributed some of their own when Janoris Jenkins intercepted Cousins and ran it back 53 yards for a touchdown.
Since this was a Thursday game, the Giants will have a little extra time to figure things out. I don't know what they'll come up with, especially if Shepard is still out. Manning has a weak offensive line, and is throwing to his running backs and former practice squad receivers. McAdoo's coaching choice of Cockrell over Apple hurt in this game We'll have to see what he comes up with next week against the Raiders."

First Quarter


Second Quarter

Play: Aldrick Rosas 30 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 16 plays, 60 yards, 8:29
Giants 3-0

Play: Nick Rose 28 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 4 plays, 38 yards, 0:51
Tied 3-3

Third Quarter

Play: Jamison Crowder 15 Yd pass from Kirk Cousins (Nick Rose Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 50 yards, 3:31
Redskins - 10-3

Play: Janoris Jenkins 53 Yd Interception Return (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 14 yards, 2:37
Tied 10-10

Fourth Quarter

Play: Josh Doctson 14 Yd pass from Kirk Cousins (Nick Rose Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 60 yards, 5:02
Redskins - 17-10

Play: Nick Rose 33 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 4 plays, 4 yards, 0:23
Redskins - 20-10


Giants Janoris Jenkins has scored two defensive touchdowns this season.

Giants Dalvin Tomlinson had his first career sack.

Giants six sacks on Kirk Cousins was their highest total this season.

Giants gained 170 total yards, their lowest since 2013.

Giants had seven first downs in the game, their lowest since 2006.

Giants converted just 2 of 14 third down opportunities, their lowest percentage on the season.
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