The Redskins surrendered five sacks, managed just seven first downs and 2.9 yards per rush, and scored no points in an embarrassing 36-0 loss.
"We all had a bad day," said right tackle Jon Jansen, who gave up one sack to Giants Pro Bowl left end Michael Strahan in their first duel in almost two years. "We stopped them at times, but we didn't stop them at key points. If you're going to be a good offensive line, you've got to stop them all game. They were pretty much doing it with their front seven. We weren't protecting the way we have in the past."
Left tackle Chris Samuels went out with a sprained right knee in the third quarter.
"It was a horrible day," Samuels said. "We got into a one-dimensional game. Once they took the (big) lead, they pinned their ears back and kept coming."
Samuels was replaced by 42-year-old Ray Brown, who was almost immediately pushed onto his back by Strahan, who switched sides in hopes of exploiting a weakness.
"I'm a backup," Brown said. "Wherever there's a fire, I just go in and hopefully try to hold it until the starter comes back."
That didn't work so well against the Giants, but Samuels said he expects to start Sunday against Philadelphia. The Redskins offense has yet to lose a starter for even one game this season.
--QB Mark Brunell had an ugly game reminiscent of his horrible 2004 season against the Giants after throwing three touchdown passes in each of the previous two games and posting a career-high 147.9 rating against the 49ers. Brunell was victimized by several drops and some shoddy protection, but 11-for-28 for 65 yards and an interception is a stinker any way you slice it. Brunell didn't face the Eagles last season.
--QB Patrick Ramsey finished up for a second straight week, but unlike the 49ers' game in which coach Joe Gibbs had called off the dogs, Ramsey was allowed to do more than hand off and take a knee. Ramsey completed three of his six passes, two for at least 24 yards. But it was garbage time - the Giants led 36-0 when he entered.
--RB Clinton Portis endured a career-worst day Sunday, a week after ending a seven-game TD drought with three against the 49ers while rushing for 101 yards on 19 carries. Portis gained 9 yards on four carries and touched the ball just once in the second half.
--RB Ladell Betts, who churned out 92 yards on 12 carries against the 49ers, produced 2 yards on three runs against the Giants. He returned five kickoffs for 105 yards but also fumbled one away.
--WR Santana Moss finally had a quiet game with just four catches for 34 yards and slipped behind Carolina's Steve Smith for the NFL lead in receiving yards. Moss also lost one of Washington's three fumbles.
--WR David Patten had just one catch for 6 yards at New York giving the ex-Giant just 193 yards and no TDs on his 19 catches this year.
--WR James Thrash's only grab against the Giants was a late 28-yarder from QB Patrick Ramsey. Thrash took his lone punt return 8 yards.
--TE Chris Cooley caught just three passes for 19 yards against the Giants while suffering a sprained knee and bruised hip that had him carted to the locker room for X-rays. Cooley, who's clearly the Redskins' No. 2 receiver behind Moss, expects to face the Eagles.
--K John Hall was set to play for the first time since pulling his right quadriceps in the Sept. 11 season opener. However, P Derrick Frost performed the opening kickoff and the Redskins never kicked off again nor tried a placekick. Hall should see action against the Eagles with his rookie replacement Nick Novak likely to be cut this week.
--DT Cornelius Griffin continues to be Washington's top lineman, recording the first sack of 49ers rookie Alex Smith before leaving with a strained hip flexor. Griffin, who came to the Redskins from the Giants in March 2004, will likely be slowed in practice this week but will do his best not to miss a game in New York.
--DE Demetric Evans saw his most extensive playing time of the season with starting RE Phillip Daniels hobbled by a sprained ankle. Evans responded with seven tackles and a sack against the Giants. Even if Daniels starts this week, DTs Cornelius Griffin and Joe Salave'a are hurting, which could move DE Renaldo Wynn inside at times and give Evans more time.
--WLB LaVar Arrington played most of the second half against the Giants in place of disappointing starter Warrick Holdman. Coach Joe Gibbs was evasive about whether Arrington will be back in the lineup against the Eagles and defensive boss Gregg Williams only speaks to the media on Thursdays.
--SS Ryan Clark had a career-high 11 solo tackles against the Giants along with his first career interception, an end zone pickoff that ended his former team's second series.