Well, that was fun, wasn’t it? Where shall we begin? Penalties? Check. Turnovers? Check. A quarterback that hangs onto the ball for too long? Check. Drafted receivers that never get thrown to? Check. Cornerbacks that play so far off the ball, you would think they are goalies in soccer? Check. A defense that can’t get off the field? Check. A coaching staff that shows no nuts, except for one lucky gamble at the end of the first half? Check. A wide receiver that gets into a fight with the other teams secondary? Check. Anything else I’m missing? Oh yeah. Giants 36 minutes in time of possession, Redskins around 24.
Look at the bright side. If you bet Hunter “the Punter” scoring the first Redskins touchdown of the season, guess what? You won! Aside from that, not a whole lot to be happy about. As an old Maryland basketball friend, Matt “Psype” Zebersky reminds me, this game WASN’T that close at all. The Skins got a fluke touchdown on the fake, and a late TD when the corners were giving the receivers a big cushion.
Sometimes, stats can be misleading. But in this case, they tell a story. Total yards? That would be Giants 351, Redskins 272. Jason Campbell had one interception and one fumble. My previous post about Brandon Jacobs being the guy who would hurt us the most? Turns out that wasn’t true. Jacobs had 46 yards on 16 carries. But Eli Manning had 256 yards and a 30 yard TD to Mario Manningham. While he’s good, Manningham isn’t exactly Jerry Rice either. By the way, the tackling on that 30 yard play sucked. Lawrence Tynes hit 3 field goals and looked to be helped by the wind. In the first half, the Giants converted 3 third downs. Osi Umenyiora had a 37 yard fumble return in the 2nd quarter.
All in all, not a good day for the Redskins. We will have more on the game tomorrow morning and afternoon. There will also be more NFL notes and thoughts from the games, as well.