The Giants improved to 5-2 by defeating the Redskins 27-23 in what will likely go down as the game of the week. Eli Manning didn’t have a great game, but it was one of games where he giveth the lead, and then taketh away. Eli had two interceptions, both coming in the second half, and the second one coming on first down when they had the ball on their side of the field with a 7-point lead, which was criticized because they should have been running in that situation. That interception led to a Redskins field goal which brought the Giants lead to only four points. When the Giants got the ball back again, they had a 3rd and 1 and again decided to throw the ball instead of keeping the ball on the ground, and the Giants were forced to punt.
When the Redskins got the ball, it became an RGIII show, he eluded two sacks, and found an open receiver for a fourth down conversion, had some nice runs, and finished the drive by making a perfect pass to Santana Moss for the go ahead touchdown. However, this is when Eli made the decision to taketh away. It only took two plays and 19 seconds for Eli Manning to hit a streaking Victor Cruz on an 80-yard bomb for a touchdown to give the Giants a four point lead with only 1:13 remaining in the game. RGIII wasn’t able to complete a second successful drive for a touchdown, instead Santana Moss fumbled and Jayron Hosley recovered and the Giants were able to take a knee and improve to 5-2 and avoid starting 0-3 in NFC East play.
Check back tomorrow for our in-depth review of the game.