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.