1:00 PM Giants at Redskins
win over the Redskins 40-16.
Eli Manning was 14 of 22 for 197 yards with 3
Kyle Lauletta was 0 of 5 with 1 INT.
Saquon Barkley had 14 carries
for 170 yards and 1 TD, and caught 4 passes for 27 yards.
Gallman had 14 carries for 38 yards.
Penny had 5 carries for 21 yards,
and caught 1 pass for 16 yards.
Evan Engram caught 3 passes for 77 yards.
Coleman caught 2 passes for 43 yards.
Shepard caught 2 passes for 17 yards and 1 TD.
Shepard caught 1 pass for 11 yards and 1 TD.
Bennie Fowler caught 1 pass for 6 yards and 1 TD.
Curtis Riley had 1 INT, and returned it for a TD.
Thomas and Alec Ogletree each had 1 INT
Olivier Vernon had 1.5 sacks.
Carter, Sean Chandler, and Josh Mauro each had 1 sack.
Kareem Martin had .5
Aldrick Rosas kicked
35 and 23 yard field goals.
was hoping this would happen. Let's get three more wins! Last week the Giants
beat the Chicago Bears in overtime, and the excitement continued, but in different
ways. In that Chicago game the Giants let their lead slip at the end, and the
Bears tied it up. It had me wondering this week what was going to happen after
halftime with the Giants leading 34-0. It turned out I didn't have to worry, as
the Giants stayed strong, continuing the shutout through the third quarter, and
even added another touchdown.
Aldrick Rosas missed on the extra point attempt,
but now with the score 40-0, Pat Shurmur felt comfortable enough to let backup
quarterback Kyle Lauletta see some game action. The Redskins had already subbed
out Mark Sanchez for Josh Johnson after that last Giants touchdown. Both Washington
quarterbacks were recently added to the team after Washington lost both Alex Smith
and his backup, Colt McCoy, to leg injuries. Johnson actually got his team going,
and his Redskins added 16 points in the fourth quarter.
Lauletta did not do
as well, and to be fair, Saquon Barkley was not playing at this point. Wayne Gallman
and Elijhaa Penny were taking all the running back snaps, but they were moving
the ball. Lauletta also didn't have Odell Beckham Jr.,as he was out for the entire
game today. Hopefully Beckham will be over his injury, and will be back playing
next week at MetLife against the Tennessee Titans. It's always great for the fans
to get to see Beckham on the field before and during the game."
Giants caught the Redskins at what was likely the worst point of their season,
and hit them with 40 points before they could even get close enough to score.
It was like an early 'Christmas day' for the Giants and all their fans today.
Manning's present was that he could sit on the sidelines watching an heir apparent
playing, without the circumstances being anything like what he had to endure last
year. Pat Shurmur was gifted a 'when do we get to see Kyle Lauletta?' weight off
his shoulders. Wayne Gallman and Elijhaa Penny were gifted more carries than they
had seen in any other game this season.
Kyle Lauletta's 'gift' was more like
a lump of coal, as the rookie threw one interception, and all five of his passes
fell incomplete. The interception and good field position led to Washington scoring
their first points of the day as quarterback Josh Johnson, subbing for Mark Sanchez
(it wasn't his day either) ran the ball in for a touchdown. After a Giants three-and-out,
Johnson hit Jamison Crowder with a pass that went 79 yards for another Redskins
Following another Giants three-and-out. Johnson was doing a good
job of moving the ball downfield, but in the process made the mistake of going
to Josh Doctson for the third time in a row. The Giants defense ended any idea
of Washington scoring another touchdown when Michael Thomas intercepted Johnson's
last pass to Doctson.
The Giants moved the ball for nine plays on their next
drive which was enough to kill the clock, and give them a 40-16 win over the Redskins.
I almost felt bad for Lauletta taking a knee to end the game, as that minus two
yards was also added into his already poor looking stats for his first outing.
However, it was still a good opportunity to have Lauletta get into the game, and
see it's not so easy out there. Next up for the Giants is a home game against
the Tennessee Titans who are 7-6, but have taken five of their six losses playing
on the road."
| First Quarter
Curtis Riley 9 Yd Interception Return (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 2 plays,
-1 yard, 0:32
| Second Quarter
- FIELD GOAL
Aldrick Rosas 35 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 43 yards, 4:29
Saquon Barkley 78 Yd Run (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 1 play, 78 yards,
Sterling Shepard 3 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
3 plays, 10 yards, 1:21
Bennie Fowler 6 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
6 plays, 82 yards, 2:32
- FIELD GOAL
Aldrick Rosas 23 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 53 yards, 0:56
Third Quarter |
Russell Shepard 11 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas PAT failed)
info: 9 plays, 81 yards, 5:40
| Fourth Quarter
Josh Johnson 8 Yd Run (Josh Johnson Pass to Vernon Davis for Two-Point Conversion)
Drive info: 5 plays, 33 yards, 2:05
Jamison Crowder 79 Yd pass from Josh Johnson (Josh Johnson Pass to Michael Floyd
Drive info: 2 plays, 77 yards, 1:35
won their first game against an NFC East opponent.
Alec Ogletree registered his team-high fifth interception.
Eli Manning is the seventh quarterback in NFL history with at least 55,000 passing
Giants Kyle Lauletta is
the first Giants rookie QB to throw a regular-season pass since 2004.Giants
Saquon Barkley's 13th touchdown (9 rushing, 4 receiving), is a new Giants rookie
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