Giants take advantage of three turnovers to earn 32-21 victory over Washington

AP

The New York Giants finally held onto a fourth quarter lead and picked up their first win of the season, 32-21, over the Washington Redskins on Thursday night.

The Giants took advantage of three Washington turnovers and a blocked punt for a safety to pick up their first victory of the year.

Eli Manning completed 23 of 32 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns as the Giants were in control all night.

Rashad Jennings blocked a Tress Way punt and the ball went out of the end zone for a safety to give New York a 2-0 lead. Andre Williams would score on a 1-yard touchdown to extend the Giants lead to 9-0.

The two teams would trade five field goals before Manning’s pass to Odell Beckham Jr. early in the fourth quarter gave the Giants a 25-6 lead.

Washington would nearly score a touchdown on their next possession but ultimately came up empty. On a 4th-and-1, running back Matt Jones picked up the first down but fumbled at the 1-yard line and the ball went out of the end zone for a touchback to give the Giants the ball.

The Redskins would finally get a touchdown on the board on the ensuing possession as Chris Thompson caught a 4-yard touchdown from Kirk Cousins. The two-point attempt was successful to close the gap to 11, but the Giants recovered the onside kick and quickly added to their lead.

Cousins was intercepted twice by the Giants. He finished with 316 yards and a touchdown for Washington.

Breeland deflected a pass intended for Reuben Randle up into the air and Randle caught it for a 41-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 32-14. The margin lasted all of 13 seconds as Rashad Ross returned the ensuing kickoff 101 yards for a Washington touchdown.

60 responses to “Giants take advantage of three turnovers to earn 32-21 victory over Washington

  1. Wow. I thought all the talking heads had said that the Washington team was going to run away with the NFC East.

    They definitely picked a weird way to assert their dominance of the division.

  2. This just in: Cousins is a turnover machine. Always has been, always will be. He is terrible. The Skins should start McCoy if they want to have a chance at winning.

  3. Giants completely controlled the game from start to finish. Defense stuffed the run and caused turnovers. Eli was on the money and put the skins away with the td to Odell. Nice win. Big Blue!

  4. swcowboy says:

    Wow. I thought all the talking heads had said that the Washington team was going to run away with the NFC East.

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    I don’t recall any of that.

    Pretty sure the NFCE will be won by the least worst team.

  5. 3 more straight losses and it’s get your popcorn RG3 time baby. Cousins is not accurate. He’s a Rex Grossman clone. Teams are going to stack the box and make him throw…… interceptions. He’s a good backup though and will make a lot of money holding the clipboard for the next 10 years for a bunch of different teams.

  6. I guess Eli is just off to a slow start to 84 more interceptions like his doubters predicted. Averaging 0 per game, how many more games will it take him to get to 84?

  7. I was going to say that the NFC East is now officially the worst division in the NFL… but then I remembered the NFC South and the AFC South. Man there are a lot of really terrible teams in the NFL these days…

  8. Boy the Giants kept passing on 3rd when the other team didn’t have time outs with a lead you would have figured that they would have learned from their mistakes. Plus don’t feel bad Skins fans you won’t get the number 1 pick you’ll just get the number 6 pick or something and make another boneheaded trade.

  9. Crazy game at N.Y., what else is new?
    I lay more blame on that stadium than anything else. Even Joe Gibbs had trouble there.

    We left 21 points in that stadium
    No matter who refs there always seem to be home cooking

    Hats off to Giants, you needed it more and played like it.
    HTTR!!!

  10. Wow, for two storied franchises in a hundred year rivalry, that was some terrible professional football, I have liked these two teams since the Steelerrs dark days when first Riggins and his Hogs, and then LT gave me reason to watch on Sunday’s, could not watch the whole first half last night.

  11. It was amazing how the Skins could seemingly have everything go against them. Perhaps they weren’t ready to play which is plausible but every time they had an opportunity to do something in this game when it was competitive or get back into this game, they found a way to screw it up. Crucial penalties, missed blocks, poorly thrown balls, ill advised passes, fumbles, deflecting passes into receivers, not defending passes and not getting loose balls. Just from what I listed here led to 23 points for the Giants and cost the Skins at least 6 points. You can blame the coaches but each of these items falls on the players and it was obvious that they were still reading their copy from the Rams game. This was a missed opportunity. Something that we as Skins fans have grown accustomed to hearing about in the Fall for most of the past 23 years.

  12. I don’t have the stats to prove it, but based on what I have been seeing so far this season in many games, it sure seems like the officials are calling more penalties than ever. It’s gotten ridiculous.

  13. swcowboy says:
    Sep 24, 2015 11:53 PM
    Wow. I thought all the talking heads had said that the Washington team was going to run away with the NFC East.

    They definitely picked a weird way to assert their dominance of the division.
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    Really? Please specify which talking head exactly said “the Washington team” would “run away with the NFL East “. I know plenty that said the NFL East was wide open and Washington had a great chance of winning it….that is a tad bit different than running away with it don’t you think.

  14. Refs did not influence the winner or loser of this one, the Giants deserved their victory.

    However, the refs dominated the pace of the game at every turn. It was amazing how many commercials they could sneak into the broadcast like that review of the “interception” that shouldn’t have taken a commercial break to determine it hit the ground.

  15. I loved the way the best team in the NFL just toyed with the Washington team the entire night. Here begins the string of victories that carry the Giants to their 5th Super Bowl and 9th overall Championship. It is great having the best QB to ever play the game leading your team every week!

  16. #HTTR? Lol. What are all the Skins fans claiming that their team is Super Bowl bound, and who also claimed that there is no room on the bandwagon? Have a taste of reality. This team is horrible. Where you at, logicalpftvoice?

  17. And her we go again. Those flip flopping Giants fans. Last week it was fire coughlin and now it’s “we’re gonna win the division”

    Typical

  18. Thursday night games are the worst. 9 times out of 10,they are a snoozefest between 2 awful teams. This one lived up to it perfectly. I love watching Irvin,Sanders,Faulk,and company trying to make you think it”s going to be this great match-up during the pre-game show.What a joke. They are just as bad as the game itself.

  19. “And her we go again. Those flip flopping Giants fans. Last week it was fire coughlin and now it’s “we’re gonna win the division””

    Someone has trouble discerning between trolls and actual people…
    Your “typical” Giants fans probably expect the Giants to win the next 3-4 games, toy with fan’s hopes and then go on a 4-5 game slide. Seen it too many times the past few years. The best hope is the fact the NFC East is a mess.

  20. dallassux says:
    And her we go again. Those flip flopping Giants fans. Last week it was fire coughlin and now it’s “we’re gonna win the division”
    Typical
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    That is hardly typical of Giants fans. Even here the bulk of us are hardened realists. Every real Big Blue fan believes Coughlin has earned the right to go out on his own terms.

  21. I dont care what anyone says…Cousins is better as the QB of the Redskins than RGIII. Im not saying he has a higher ceiling, or that he’ll be a better pro…but right now, he’s better than RGIII. I’ll take his picks over not ever throwing the ball, or throwing the ball to a place where a receiver was 3 seconds prior. He has a 3-step drop, something RGIII doesn’t have. Yes, he’s making mistakes, it was his 12th start EVER…and this is the first time he’s ever gone into a season as a pro with the offense working around him. I’m happy to give him time to develop, I’m happy to have him as our starter until Mccloughan’s regime is built.

    HTTR

  22. I dont care what anyone says…Cousins is better as the QB of the Redskins than RGIII. Im not saying he has a higher ceiling, or that he’ll be a better pro…but right now, he’s better than RGIII. I’ll take his picks over not ever throwing the ball, or throwing the ball to a place where a receiver was 3 seconds prior. He has a 3-step drop, something RGIII doesn’t have. Yes, he’s making mistakes, it was his 12th start EVER…and this is the first time he’s ever gone into a season as a pro with the offense working around him. I’m happy to give him time to develop, I’m happy to have him as our starter until Mccloughan’s regime is built.

    I watched the game, he wasn’t great but he wasn’t terrible. Gotta give some credit to the Giants D for those 2 picks. First was a great play on the ball by Amukamara. Second one was a deflection that Unga hustled to catch.

    Cousins did underthrow some balls though, not that I’m complaining.

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