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Oct. 28, 1:00 PM Redskins at Giants
Game 8
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Giants lose to the Redskins 20-13.
Eli Manning was 30 of 47 for 316 yards with 1 TD and 2 INTs.
Saquon Barkley rushed for 38 yards on 13 carries, and caught 9 passes for 73 yards.
Wayne Gallman rushed for -1 yards on 1 carry.
Odell Beckham Jr. caught 8 passes for 136 yards.

Bennie Fowler caught 4 passes for 48 yards.

Sterling Shepard caught 4 passes for 34 yards.

Evan Engram caught 5 passes
for 25 yards.
Landon Collins forced 1 fumble
Olivier Vernon recovered 1 fumble.
Aldrick Rosas kicked 37 and 21 yard field goals.

"The Giants stopped the Redskins on their first drive, and let them score a touchdown on their second. That was all the scoring for the first quarter, It looked like the Giants were going to tie the game on their first shot in the second quarter when they got down to the Washington 11 yard line with a first down. After a running play lost a yard, Eli Manning threw an interception trying to get the ball to Odell Beckham Jr. The Redskins moved the ball, and then something strange happened. They missed on their 41 yard field goal attempt.
It's something that never seems to go that way for the Giants, and I thought this could be a good sign. Manning got things going with passes to Sterling Shepard and Beckham, and runs by Saquon Barkley until they were stopped at the Washington 18 yard line. Aldrick Rosas kicked a 37 yard field goal. The defense stopped the Redskins with a 3-and-out, and Manning came in just to take a sack on the final play of the half.
With the way things were going, I thought the Giants had a shot to win this game. They were only down 7-3, and even after the third quarter, 10-3. The Giants even matched Washington's field goal with one of their own, so it was still a close 13-6 game. That lasted for three plays when Adrian Peterson had the Giants chasing him all the way downfield until he scored a touchdown. The Giants finally got their act together and scored one of their own, but it was as they say, too little too late. It would be great if the Giants could win a few games at MetLife before the season is over for the fans who support them."

"Despite any trades that happened during the week, the Giants defense was holding its own. That is up until the fourth quarter where they let Adrian Peterson run past them for a 64 yard touchdown. That was a big play, and the Giants can't afford to give up any big plays, with the way their ineffective offense fails to score points. It was a shame too, because just before that, the Giants moved the ball downfield, and in just over a minute scored a field goal to make it a one score game, trailing 13-6.
Even with that though, the field goal should have been a touchdown. They had a first-and-goal at the Washington 8-yard line that quickly became the 4-yard line because of defensive pass interference on Washington. Three plays later, after Saquon Barkley ran for one yard and Eli Manning threw two incomplete passes, they had to settle for the field goal.
In the end it really didn't matter, as Peterson's run put things out of reach. The Giants added a so-what touchdown, their first of the game, in the final seconds. Overall, Manning was sacked 7 times while trying to get something going. Behind this line, Manning can't use his skills, and that also goes for Saquon Barkley, who had 13 carries for just 38 yards. With Wayne Gallman losing one yard on one carry, the team totaled 37 on the ground. You don't want to count the 50 yards (no misprint) Manning lost while backing up and taking his sacks.
Right tackle Chad Wheeler was hurt on one of those sack plays, and Brian Mihalik came in to replace him, playing in his first game for the Giants. That certainly couldn't help stabilize anything on the offensive line for the rest of this game. Like some other teams who have beaten the Giants this year, the Redskins played soft at the end, allowing the Giants to move the ball while chewing up the clock. The final 20-13 score made it look like a close game, but it really wasn't. The Giants had only one rushing first down, and were 2 of 14 on 3rd down plays. Pat Shurmur has a lot to figure out over the bye week before his team takes on San Francisco."

First Quarter

Play: Adrian Peterson 7 Yd pass from Alex Smith (Dustin Hopkins Kick)
Drive info: 10 plays, 73 yards, 5:28
Redskin 7-0

Second Quarter

Play: Aldrick Rosas 37 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 51 yards, 2:03
Redskin 7-3

Third Quarter

Play: Dustin Hopkins 53 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 20 yards, 2:20
Redskin 10-3

Fourth Quarter

Play: Dustin Hopkins 39 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 47 yards, 4:27
Redskin 13-3

Play: Aldrick Rosas 21 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 83 yards, 1:04
Redskin 13-6

Play: Adrian Peterson 64 Yd Run (Dustin Hopkins Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 75 yards, 1:02
Redskin 20-6

Play: Evan Engram 2 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 16 plays, 70 yards, 2:49
Redskin 20-13


Giants are 1-7 in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1978.

Giants are 0-4 at home, and 0-3 in NFC East games for the second straight season.

Giants are now 34-34 in regular-season home games in MetLife Stadium.

Giants did not score a touchdown in the first three quarters for the third time this season.
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