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Dec 31, 1:00 PM Redskins at Giants
Game 16
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Giants win over the Redskins 18-10.
Eli Manning was 10 of 28 for 132 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT.
Orleans Darkwa rushed for 154 yards on 20 carries and 1 TD.
Wayne Gallman rushed for 89 yards on 15 carries.
Shane Vereen rushed for 14 yards on 3 carries
Paul Perkins rushed for 7 yards on 3 carries, and caught 1 pass for 11 yards
Rhett Ellison caught 5 passes for 63 yards.

Hunter Sharp caught 3 passes
for 29 yards and 1 TD.
Travis Rudolph caught 1 pass for 29 yards.

Kelvin Sheppard had 2 INTs.
Ross Cockrell had 1 INT.
Olivier Vernon had 1.5 sacks.
Devon Kennard had 1 sack.
Jason Pierre-Paul had .5 sacks.
Aldrick Rosas kicked 23 and 29 yard field goals.

"It was a real treat for the fans to go to MetLife Stadium today, and see the Giants come away with a win. It hadn't happened since that exciting overtime win over Kansas City back on November 19. Today they started strong with two touchdowns in the first quarter. They were lucky on the second one, because Kelvin Sheppard had intercepted Kirk Cousins and the offense needed only 19 yards. Orleans Darkwa ran for three, and Hunter Sharp caught Eli Manning's pass for a touchdown.
Because they missed on the extra point on the first one, they went for two and failed with that, so the score was 12-0 in favor of the Giants. Things were looking good when the Redskins went three-and-out. Manning took over, and quickly got two first downs before there was a holding penalty that took away Wayne Gallman's 16 yard run. That was followed up by a pass by Manning that was intercepted, giving the ball to the Redskins at the Giants 20-yard line.
Two plays later, Cousins saw an opening, and ran 12 yards for a touchdown and the score was 12-7. It looked like it was going to be another one of those Giants games, so I wasn't too excited when the Giants next had a 1st-and-goal at Washington's 6-yard line. True to form, they ended up with a field goal. Then with one minute left, Manning took a sack, and they went three-and-out. There were only 18 seconds left, but the punt was returned 29 yards. The Redskins had only four seconds left on the clock so they went for a 49 yard field goal and made it, to end the half with a 15-10 score.
The third quarter started with Cousins being intercepted on the third play by Ross Cockrell. Later in the quarter, they missed on a 47 yard field goal. The Giants started a drive that went into the fourth quarter, and Aldrick Rosas kicked a 29 yard field goal to give the Giants some breathing room with an 18-10 lead. The defense kept the Redskins in check, and Sheppard intercepted Cousins once again. The Giants could have actually scored again after running the ball down to Washington's 1-yard line. It was a 1st-and-goal, but Manning knelt three times to run the clock out. So the Giants ended up with an 18-10 win.
It was a really bad season for the Giants and the fans, but at least it had a happy ending. I've heard all the talk, and I really hope Eli Manning is back next year. We will have a new head coach, and I don't know what other changes they'll be making, but I think having Manning on the team is a definite must."

"Eli Manning threw the ball 45 times last week, and this time only 28. It flipped what happened in that game with the Cardinals, where they ran the ball only 20 times. The running was dominant today as the Giants took to the ground 44 times. Even if you ignore Orleans Darkwa's big 75 yard run for a touchdown, that gives you 179 yards on 40 carries, excluding Manning's 'kneel downs' to end the game. However, it all counts, so the Giants totaled 260 running yards for a 5.9 yard average per carry.
They had the same group of running backs on the field. What was different was the offensive line. Offensive tackle Ereck Flowers had started all fifteen games this season, and for this game was officially listed as inactive with a groin injury. There were reports Flowers refused to practice this week, and was benched. Right tackle Bobby Hart was waived from the team for similar reasons.
Before anyone gets too excited about the players who took their places, you have to remember that the Redskins had their share of dents on their defensive line. Still, dealing with linebacker Ryan Kerrigan is no easy task, and he was able bring pressure, and had two sacks on Eli Manning.
The Giants closed out the season with a win over the Redskins. Giants Pride means something to some players and to their fans. I
nterim head coach Steve Spagnuolo was able to enjoy his first win since taking over from the fired Ben McAdoo. It might be his last game as a coach for the Giants since new management brings in changes. One thing the Giants know, is since the Indianapolis Colts beat the Houston Texans, the Giants will pick second overall in the draft. It will be interesting to see what they do with that."

First Quarter

Play: Orleans Darkwa 75 Yd Run (Aldrick Rosas PAT blocked)
Drive info: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:17
Giants 6-0

Play: Hunter Sharp 16 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive info: 2 plays, 19 yards, 0:41
Giants 12-0

Play: Kirk Cousins 12 Yd Run (Dustin Hopkins Kick)
Drive info: 2 plays, 20 yards, 0:45
Giants 12-7

Play: Aldrick Rosas 23 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 70 yards, 3:06
Giants 15-7

Second Quarter

Play: Dustin Hopkins 49 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 1 play, 0 yards, 0:04
Giants 15-10

Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter

Play: Aldrick Rosas 29 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 52 yards, 3:32
Giants 18-10


Giants finished with a win today, but their 13 losses are the most in their franchise history.

Giants finishing at 2-6 in MetLife Stadium, had their fewest home victories since 1-7 in 2003.

Giants held Washington to 197 yards and 10 first downs, the lowest by an opponent since 2010.

Giants Hunter Sharp had his first career touchdown on the third reception of his career.

Giants will have the No. 2 pick overall in the draft.
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