Redskins 23, Giants 10: Giants Drop Game, NFC East Lead

The Giants need a victory over the Washington Redskins Sunday to maintain control of the NFC East

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Redskins 23, Giants 10: 'Embarrassed' Giants React To Latest Defeat

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he “expected to see more.” Defensive tackle Chris Canty said he was “embarrassed.” Defensive end Justin Tuck said Sunday’s stunning 23-10 loss at MetLife Stadium to the Washington Redskins was “disappointing” and that he was “a little bit embarrassed.”

The Giants deserved to be ashamed of themselves Sunday. With their playoff destiny in their hands they were manhandled by a team that entered the game 4-9 and had lost seven of its last eight games.

“I just expected to see more. I expected to see quality, quality execution and really, quite frankly, we didn’t get much of that,” said Coughlin. " I can’t say it any more bluntly, I expected more."

“Knowing what we had at stake, it is disappointing,” said defensive end Justin Tuck. " wish I could give you the right answers to these questions but I think we are all searching for answers as far as why? I think we are all searching for a spark, I think we all are looking at ourselves and saying, ‘How can I do better?’ and that’s the tough thing because we haven’t seemed to have found a consistent answer. We have had stretches where we played okay but it is nothing that has been sustained."

— See all the post-game reaction on the Big Blue View Transcripts Page

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Giants-Redskins Final Score: New York Drops Ball In 23-10 Loss

With a chance to maintain control of the NFC East the New York Giants instead played a miserable game Sunday against the Washington Redskins, losing, 23-3, at MetLife Stadium. The Giants (7-7) now find themselves one game behind the Dallas Cowboys (8-6) with two games to play. 

The Giants have now lost five of their last six games, but still control their playoff destiny. They have no more margin for error -- or for stinkers like Sunday -- however. The Giants have to win their last two games, next Saturday against the New York Jets and then a season-ending New Year's Day game against the Cowboys. If they do that, they will win the division based on their two victories against Dallas.

After watching the Giants on Sunday against Washington, however, it is difficult to believe that they can pull it off. One week after an exhilarating comeback against Dallas, erasing a 12-point deficit to win in the closing minutes, the Giants were never really competitive against a Washington team that entered the game 4-9 and having lost seven of eight games.

Dropped passes, mis-communication and poor individual play in the secondary, untimely penalties, the inability of any lineman other than Jason Pierre-Paul to generate a push against the pass or the run were among the things that plagued the Giants. Similar to what has plagued them throughout the last month-and-a-half as they have seen a promising 6-2 start spiral to a desperate situation where they have to win their final two games to avoid missing the playoffs for the third straight season.

The eerie feeling that this game, like earlier losses at home against Seattle and Philadelphia, would be a struggle for the Giants started in the first quarter.

Trailing 3-0 Hakeem Nicks dropped a perfectly thrown ball from Eli Manning that would have been a 55-yard touchdown to give the Giants the lead. The Giants ended up punting. New York intercepted Washington quarterback Rex Grossman twice in the first quarter, but came away with no points on either turnover.

In the second quarter Grossman hit Santana Moss for a 20-yard touchdown pass, completing an 82-yard, 13-play drive. On the touchdown it appeared rookie Prince Amukamara and safety Kenny Phillips mis-communicated, leaving Moss wide open. Ongoing coverage mistakes were, of course, a source of much discussion with the Giants last week.

Later in the quarter the Redskins drove 41 yards in nine plays with Dorrell Young scoring on a six-yard run. Lawrence Tynes hit a 40-yard field goal with two seconds left in the first half to make the score 17-3.

In the second half Manning was intercepted on the second play of the half, leading to a 43-yard Graham Gano field goal. Tynes missed a 44-yard field goal with 5:38 left in the third quarter. Gano hit a 25-yarder to begin the fourth quarter, making the score 23-3.

Manning has led five fourth-quarter comebacks and six fourth-quarter victories this season, but there was no fourth-quarter miracle this time. The Giants scored a meaningless touchdown on a three-yard run by Ahmad Bradhsaw with 37 seconds left, but that was all.

Manning finished 23-of-40 for 257 yards and three interceptions for the Giants. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had 16 tackles and one sack, but got little help from the rest of the defense after the first-quarter interceptions by Corey Webster and Kenny Phillips.




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Giants Vs. Redskins Score Update: Washington Leads New York, 20-3, After Three Quarters

A 43-yard, third-quarter field goal by Graham Geno has helped the Washington Redskins take commanding lead over the New York Giants, which trail 20-3 entering the fourth quarter of a Week 15 NFL match up at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Geno's second field goal of the game ended a four-play, nine-yard drive that was setup by an interception Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall, who picked off Giants quarterback Eli Manning and ran the ball to the New York 34-yard line.

The Giants (7-6) had a chance to put point on the score board, but kicker Lawerence Tynes missed a 44-yard field goal wide left.

The Redskins (4-9) will begin the fourth quarter with the ball at the Giants 17-yard line facing a 4th-and-10. Geno will more than likely be called upon to kick his third field goal of the day.

If the Giants want to get back into this, Manning will need to put together some more fourth-quarter magic.

For more New York Giants coverage, visit our team page or our blog, Big Blue View.

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Giants Vs. Redskins Halftime Score: Washington Leads New York, 17-3, At Halftime

Two second-quarter touchdowns -- one passing, one running -- has helped the Washington Redskins earn a 17-3 halftime advantage over the New York Giants in a Week 15 NFC East contest at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Wide receiver Santana Moss caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Rex Grossman, while running back Darrel Young scored from six yards out, respectively, to give Washington (4-9) a 17-point a lead.

A 40-yard field goal by Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes with two seconds remaining in the first half trimmed the Redskins lead to just 14 points heading in the locker room. The final drive began with 1:00 remaining and at the Giants 32-yard line.

Moss' touchdown capped a 13-play, 82-yard drive that gave helped give the Redskins a 10-0 lead just 1:11 into the second quarter. On the next Washington drive, Young ended a 9-play, 41-yard march that was setup by a Eli Manning interception.

So far, the Giants (7-6) has compiled just 111 total yards of offense and coverted just six first downs, four of which came during New York's final drive of the first half. Manning has completed just 7-of-17 passes for 77 yards. Meanwhile, Grossman, who threw two first-quarter picks, is 10-of-17 for 122 yards.

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Giants Vs. Redskins Score Update: Graham Geno's Field Goal Gives Washington 3-0 First Quarter Lead Over New York

A 36-yard field goal by kicker Graham Geno has helped the Washington Redskins earn a slim advantage over the New York Giants, which trailed 3-0 after one quarter of play in a NFC East contest at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Geno's kick capped a 10-play, 51-yard drive that took just 5:01 and gave the Redskins a slim lead with 9:19 to go in the first quarter. Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman has already thrown two interceptions, but the Giants offense has just totaled 29 yards and has yet to take advantage of the quarterback's mistakes.

The Giants (7-6) could have scored on their second possession of the game, but on a 3-and-7 situation at their own 46-yard line, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who was wide open on a fly route, couldn't haul in a deep pass from quarterback Eli Manning. If Nicks caught the ball, which smacked him in the facemask and bounced out of his hands, New York would be ahead 7-3. Instead, the Giants are down by three points.

On the first play of the game, Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman was picked off by Giants' defensive back Corey Webster, who caught a deep pass and was tackled for no gain at New York's 33-yard line. However, New York couldn't answer, as it went three-and-out on its first drive of the game.

Grossman tossed another deep interception on Washington's third possession of the quarter, this time to defensive back Kenny Phillips, but again the Giants went three-and-out and were forced to punt.

The Redskins will begin the second quarter with the ball at the Giants' 24-yard line and facing a 2nd-and-4 situation.

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Giants Vs. Redskins Injury Report, Week 15: Justin Tuck And Ahmad Bradshaw Will Play

The official Week 15 inactive list for the New York Giants is out, and as expected defensive end Justin Tuck will play Sunday, as the G-Men host NFC East rival the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Tuck was listed as questionable due to a painful toe injury, but will try to play through it. Also playing will be running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who Thursday was listed as probable.

Here are the Giants inactives: defensive end Osi Umenyiora, center David Bass, linebacker Mark Herzlich, safety Derrick Martin, defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy, offensive tackle James Brewer and tight end Travis Beckum.

As for the Redskins, they will be without right tackle Jammal Brown, who is suffering from a groin injury. Also out for Washington is running back Ryan Torain, and safety LaRon Landry, who was placed on injured reserve just a few days ago with an Achilles injury.

For more New York Giants coverage, visit our team page or our blog, Big Blue View.

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Michael Boley Playing Status: Despite Allegations, New York Giants Linebacker Will Play Sunday

Despite facing child abuse allegations filed in the state of Alabama, New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley will play Sunday, as the G-Men (7-6) host NFC East rival the Washington Redskins (4-9) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. On Saturday, the news broke that Boley is being accused of beating his five-year-old son between the dates of May 30 and June 5. The lawsuit was filed by the child's mother, who filed for an increase in child support in 2010.

"Boley has kept the Giants aware of this situation as it has unfolded, and the team said it will not affect Boley’s playing status for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.

"We’re aware of this situation," Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said in an e-mail to NFL Network. "An, yes, it’s accurate to say Boley has kept us abreast."

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told NFL.com, via e-mail, that the league has no comment at this time."

This season, Boley has played in 11 of the Giants 13 games. Boley has compiled 68 tackles and one sack.

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Redskins Vs. Giants: Time, TV Schedule, Radio Streaming And More

The New York Giants (7-6) host the Washington Redskins (4-9) Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. For those who'd like to catch the game, here's the television and radio information.

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Giants Vs. Redskins: Washington Scouting Report

The Giants and Redskins meet Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Tom Coughlin: Antrel Rolle 'Wants To Do Things Right'

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin has had to answer questions before about controversial remarks made by safety Antrel Rolle. So, he could not have been surprised Wednesday when he was asked about Rolle’s latest tirade, this one during Rolle’s Tuesday appearance on WFAN.

Rolle, of course, ripped NBC’s Cris Collinsworth — as well as pretty much calling out his coaches and teammates on the beleaguered Giants’ defense.

Here is part of what Rolle said:

“This is a message to myself, this is a message to the coaches, this is a message to anyone who has anything to do with our defense. Everyone needs to get on the same page and clean it up right now. There’s no room for error at this point.”

During his weekly meeting with the media on Wednesday, Coughlin called Rolle “fiery” and said he is “honest in terms of his ability to reflect on himself and others.”

If he has any problems dealing with the talkative veteran safety, Coughlin certainly did not let on.

“He’s been a very, very easy guy to talk to. He makes it easy for you. He’ll come upstairs and visit with me. He’ll come and sit down and talk. He wants to do it the right way, believe me. He wants to do things right and be good,” Coughlin said.

Coughlin expressed “grave concern” earlier this week about some of the big plays being given up by the defense, and he appeared to address Rolle’s comment that “everyone needs to get on the same page.”

"I just spoke to the team this morning about each one of us, including the coaches, myself, have got to dig down deep now because we want more. We want better production. We want to play better," Coughlin said. “We want to be in position where perhaps the way to phase it is that these games don’t have to come down to the last play of the game. We’re all striving for that. That’s what we talked about in terms of team, not just any one individual.”

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