Giants Suffer Tough Loss In Washington written by Penny Goldman
Giants Suffer Tough Loss in Washington In the rematch the Washington Redskins got the best of the New York Giants 17-16. This has to be a tough loss for the Giants having to settle for 3FG's (missed one that would have allowed victory) and a Martellus Bennett TD, while the Redskins had 2TD's and a FG. One of the key points in this loss was penalities. The Giants were penalized 9 times for 73 yards at critical times in the game. In the first quarter RG3 got lucky when he fumbled ball right to WR Josh Morgan who took it un 13 yards for the touchdown. *My offense game ball goes to RB Ahmad Bradshaw. A foot injury has slowed him, especially in practice, but in the first half Monday night he had 17 carriers for 77 yards. The problem was the Redskins shut the running game in second half, limiting Bradshaw to 7 carries for 26 yards. He never made that "big play" we are used to from him. *My defensive game ball goes to MLB Chase Blackburn. Yes the Redskins ran 31 times for 207 yards during game, but on Washington's first drive of 3rd quarter Blackburn stripped RB Alfred Morris and stopped a potential touchdown inside the Giants' 10. They were able to preserve the 13-10 lead and went on to score another field goal. *My special teams game ball goes to P Steve Weatherford. He punted 3 times for a 49.3 yard average. He also handled a wide snap very well. This guy is simply a pro. Lackluster Performances *OT Will Beatty: With less then 5 mins left in game an 11 yard completion to Bennett was called back because of Beatty's holding penalty. It killed any chance of a 4th quarter Eli comeback. *The Back 7 on Defense: With 11:31 mins left a breakdown in zone coverage allowed RG3 to pass to Pierre Garcon for 8 yards. This gave the Redskins their first lead of game but energized the stadium and turned out to be the final score of game. *OL Jim Cordle: The holding penalty that killed David Wilson's 49 yard kickoff return forced Giants to start on their own 8 and were 3 and out. That was Cordle's 2nd holding penalty of game. All night the Giants were starting at their own 15 on average. This killed any chances of a rally. The Giants head home to MetLife Stadium for a Week 14 match-uo with the New Orleans Saints.