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Sept 25, 8:25 pm - Giants at Redskins
Game 4
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Giants win over the Redskins 45-14.
Eli Manning was 28 of 39 for 300 yards with 4 TDs and 1 INT and 1 rushing TD.
Andre Williams rushed for 66 yards on 15 carries and 1 TD.
Rashad Jennings rushed for 55 yards on 13 carries and caught 1 pass for -3 yards.
Peyton Hillis rushed for 31 yards on 8 carries.
Henry Hynoski rushed for 1 yard on 1 carry.
Victor Cruz caught 6 passes for 108 yards.
Rueben Randle caught 8 passes for 89 yards.

Larry Donnell
caught 7 passes for 54 yards and 3 TDs.
Preston Parker caught 3 passes for 29 yards.
Adrien Robinson caught 1 pass for 15 yards.

Daniel Fells caught 2 passes for 8 yards and 1 TD.
Damontre Moore had one sack.
Mathias Kiwanuka had 1 sack and forced a fumble.
Cullen Jenkins recovered a fumble.
Trumaine McBride forced and recovered a fumble.
Antrel Rolle, Prince Amukamara, Trumaine McBride and Quintin Demps each had INTs.
Josh Brown kicked a 29 yard field goal.

Game Notes:
"Wow! The Giants really got it all together in tonight's game. There was just that one uh-oh moment when Victor Cruz dropped a pass and it killed the first drive, but then Eli Manning completed so many passes in a row I lost count. Cruz made good on his next chance, taking it for a 36 yard gain. Tight end Larry Donnell has proved he's no fluke and he played fantastic tonight. Donnell caught Manning's first touchdown pass in the first quarter and then caught two more touchdowns in the second. Coupled with the way the defense was playing and a Josh Brown field goal, we were up 24-7 at the end of the first half.
Before you could get too relaxed, Kirk Cousins came on strong to open the third quarter. In about two minutes he had his team downfield with two long passes and Alfred Morris ran the ball in for a 20 yard touchdown. Jason Pierre-Paul got hurt on that play and
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was hurt in the first half. The Giants lead was cut to 10 points and then the Redskins defense stopped the Giants at midfield. There was cause for concern when Cousins came out and right away threw another long pass, this time to Morris for 26 yards. A few plays later Prince Amukamara put an end to this drive with an interception he ran back 28 yards.
Manning had the ball at the Redskins 21 yard line and after getting it to the 6, it sure looked like Randle caught the ball and crossed the plain for a touchdown before it came loose, but it was ruled an interception by Keenan Robinson at the 1 yard line. This time it was Quintin Demps who came up big intercepting Cousins next pass and the Giants soon turned that into another touchdown.
Cousins was intercepted twice more after that. The Redskins never scored again and this game turned into a party for Giants fans. I mean, when was the last time you saw Manning run the ball in for a touchdown and see him on the sidelines with backup Ryan Nassib out on the field running plays? The Giants are now 2-2, and 1-0 in the division. They have plenty of time to prepare for Atlanta on the Sunday after next and I'm hoping they keep this all going the way it is."

Game Notes:
"Before this game there was talk that Kirk Cousins might actually replace Robert Griffin III, injured or not, because of the way Cousins was playing in the last two games. Any thoughts along those lines will be on hold for a while. New head coach Jay Gruden gave Cousins a chance to shine once again tonight, calling 19 first-half pass attempts and just 7 runs, almost ignoring the running game and Alfred Morris. Any quarterback controversy might have ended with Cousins finishing up 19-for-33 for 257 yards, 1 touchdown and 4 interceptions.
On the Giants side, Eli Manning seems to have figured out Ben McAdoo’s West Coast offense. Manning completed 18 of his first 20 passes and the two incompletions were on dropped balls. Tight end Larry Donnell must certainly like the play calling adding three more touchdowns that brings his total to four touchdown receptions on the season.
Running back Rashad Jennings got a little bit of a rest coming off his 34-carry, 174-yard performance against Houston just a few short days ago. Tonight Jennings had 13 carries for 55 yards spitting time with Andre Williams. Williams had 15 carries for 66 yards and he notched his first NFL touchdown, a 1-yarder in the fourth quarter.
The defense was outstanding playing against a Redskins offense that turned the ball over six times and converted on just one of eight third downs. The Redskins get to rest and lick their wounds, but their next task will be against the Super Bowl Seattle Seahawks, once again in primetime on a Monday night. The Giants can enjoy their win and have plenty of time to prepare for Atlanta coming up next. The Redskins had some issues coming into this game so that's when you'll get to see if these Giants are for real or not."

First Quarter
Play: Larry Donnell 5 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 24 yds, 3:07
Giants 7-0
Second Quarter

Play: Larry Donnell 6 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 75 yds, 2:45
Giants 14-0

Play: Andre Roberts 18 Yd pass from Kirk Cousins (Kai Forbath Kick)
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yds, 5:24
Giants 14-7
Play: Larry Donnell 6 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown Kick)
Drive info: 12 plays, 67 yds, 6:34
Giants 21-7
Play: Josh Brown 29 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 71 yds, 1:16
Giants 24-7

Third Quarter

Play: Alfred Morris 20 Yd Run (Kai Forbath Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 83 yds, 2:03
Giants 24-14
Play: Daniel Fells 2 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 35 yds, 1:19
Giants 31-14

Fourth Quarter

Play: Eli Manning 1 Yd Run (Josh Brown Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 22 yds, 1:22
Giants 38-14

Play: Andre Williams 1 Yd Run (Josh Brown Kick)
Drive info: 9 plays, 46 yds, 5:25
Giants 45-14

Giants scored in the first quarter for the first time this season.

Giants Eli Manning has won three straight and 10 of his last 13 starts against Washington.

Giants Eli Manning now has 5 career touchdown runs. The last three came against the Redskins.

Giants Larry Donnell is the first Giants tight end with 3 TD receptions in a game since 1962.

Giants Larry Donnell leads the team in receptions with 25, and touchdowns with 4.

Giants Rueben Randle had a career-high eight receptions.

Giants rookie Andre Williams scored his first rushing touchdown.

Giants Tom Coughlin won his 172nd game as an NFL head coach (160 regular, 12 postseason).

Giants Tom Coughlin has moved past Joe Gibbs into 13th place on the NFL’s career win list.

Redskins Ryan Kerrigan moved past Bruce Smith (29.0) into 8th on their all-time sack list (29.5).

Redskins Alfred Morris passed Ladell Betts (3,176) for 9th-most rushing yardage (3,204).
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