Giants vs. Redskins. The Washington Redskins started off the game fast. The offense was in their Turbo no-huddle attack and proceeded to score a touchdown on their first drive for the first time this season. The Redskins defense started off on fire too, but as the game wore on the Giants took control for the 24-17 victory.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III completed his first 11 passes, and he responded to much criticism by looking outstanding in the pocket, and reading the Giants defense to perfection. Griffin was also running the football well and the Redskins broke out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
It seemed as though the Redskins might run away with it, but the Giants began to get their running game going behind Peyton Hillis and Andre Brown. This allowed Giants QB Eli Manning to get the passing game going as well off play-action. The Giants then came back and tied the game at halftime off a Manning TD pass to tight end Brandon Myers.
In the second half Giants defensive end Justin began to take over the game. As we’ve seen before with the Redskins offensive line, as they’ve been dominated in pass protection, and the Giants began to get sacks on RGIII. Tuck had four himself. However, the game was still close and the Redskins had a chance at a game tying drive at the end.
Griffin who had 207 yards passing and 88 yards rushing on the night, had the Redskins on the move. But Redskins receivers had a couple of drops and after what appeared to be a fourth down conversion, wide receiver Pierre Garcon had the ball ripped from his hands by Giants safety Will Hill. And the giants ran out the clock for the 24-17 win.
However, there was some controversy at the end, as the officials ruled that the Redskins had converted a first down, and moved the chains. But then after a Fred Davis dropped pass, they moved the chains back and ruled it was fourth down instead of second down. The strip of Garcon happened on the fourth down.