As exciting as Eli Manning’s game-winning 77-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz last week was, the Redskins weren’t nearly as impressed.
When asked about Manning saying he knew what the Redskins would run based on the way they handled the end of the first half, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said he gave the play away.
“We tried to vary it as much as possible,” Hall said, via John Keim of the Washington Examiner. “For him to say that in the first half he picked up on it and to not make a play until the last play of the game? I don’t know how well he picked up on it.
“Ultimately he did because he made the play to beat us, but I don’t feel like he made that play. I feel we gave him that play. . . . I could have thrown that ball and he would have scored. It wasn’t something where he was a rocket scientist and he figured something out. We just played that as bad as possible.”
According to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger, both Manning and Victor Cruz said after the game they knew when safety Madieu Williams lined up low and outside, that they’d have an opportunity to get down the seam.
Or, maybe Manning just realized he was playing against others who don’t work at NASA, and made a play.