What went right:
The Redskins ran a reverse to receiver Devin Thomas that resulted in a 29-yard touchdown. Washington had a nice drive at the end of the first half, getting in position for a 42-yard field goal attempt. CB DeAngelo Hall made a terrific interception, killing a Giants scoring drive. QB Jason Campbell hit eight different receivers. DT Anthony Montgomery had a sack and plugged the middle on a couple occasions. The Redskins stopped the Giants' running game, using eight in the box often.
What went wrong:
K Shaun Suisham missed a 42-yard field goal at the end of the half. The offense did nothing in the second half until its final two drives – by which time they trailed 23-7. The secondary did not have its best game, getting beat often in man coverage, as CB Fred Smoot did on the 40-yard touchdown pass from QB Eli Manning to WR Amani Toomer.
At the start of the third quarter, the Redskins trailed by only six points and forced a punt on New York's first possession. However, Washington managed to gain just two yards on a three-and-out and then allowed the Giants to drive 48 yards for a touchdown and 20-7 lead. The Redskins never threatened again.
Stars of the game:
Giants QB Eli Manning completed 21 of 34 passes for 305 yards and a touchdown. He hurt the Redskins with his hot reads and made some beautiful throws against man coverage. Redskins TE Chris Cooley had six catches for 71 yards. P Ryan Plackemeir actually got distance on his punts, averaging 45.7 yards on six kicks. LB London Fletcher had 14 tackles.
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Game Notes: Redskins 7, Giants 23
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