1st quarter review
2nd quarter review
L.Tynes kicks 47 yards from NYG 30 to WAS 23. M.Sellers to WAS 34 for 11 yards (T.Beckum, D.Tollefson).
Washington Redskins at 15:00, (1st play from scrimmage 14:54)
1-10-WAS 34 (14:54) D.McNabb pass incomplete short left to C.Cooley.
Montgomery gets driven back by the DT and fills McNabb’s passing lane, causing the throw to sail high.
2-10-WAS 34 (14:48) D.McNabb pass incomplete short middle to F.Davis. PENALTY on NYG-K.Phillips, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at WAS 34 - No Play.
Solid protection. Brown nearly gets beat by a spin move but resets his feet and recovers. Davis is open on the shallow cross and just drops it.
1-10-WAS 39 (14:42) J.Davis right guard to WAS 43 for 4 yards (B.Cofield, O.Umenyiora).
2-6-WAS 43 (14:14) J.Davis left guard to WAS 46 for 3 yards (B.Cofield, M.Boley).
The second level blocks are there – Cooley and Heyer each get their hands on a LB and Brown takes out the box safety – but the interior OLs and Fred Davis get no push on the D-line and Davis runs into a scrum.
3-3-WAS 46 (13:30) D.McNabb pass incomplete short middle to C.Cooley (D.Grant).
Montgomery is slow adjusting to a stunt and a DT gets pressure. McNabb slides to the left to buy time and tries to hit Cooley, but he was badly held coming out of his break to DB gets positioning and very nearly picks it off.
4-3-WAS 46 (13:18) H.Smith punts 31 yards to NYG 23, Center-N.Sundberg, out of bounds.
New York Giants at 13:09
1-10-NYG 23 (13:09) E.Manning pass incomplete short middle to B.Jacobs (L.Fletcher) [M.Kemoeatu].
Alexander’s edge pressure forces Manning to step up and Maake, who believe it or not has actually gotten a modest bit of push against the center and lunges at Manning as he tries to dump off the pass, which is broken up due to excellent coverage from Fletcher.
2-10-NYG 23 (13:03) B.Jacobs right tackle to NYG 24 for 1 yard (A.Carriker).
Giants line up with an extra OT on the right side. Doughty attacks hard and takes down the RT (the standard RT) who is trying to pull to the outside (along with the RG and FB). This forces the RB to cut back inside, but Carriker has penetrated despite the extra OT’s attempt to block down on him from the TE position, then he manages to turn to take down the back from behind.
3-9-NYG 24 (12:22) (Shotgun) PENALTY on NYG-M.Manningham, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at NYG 24 - No Play.
3-14-NYG 19 (12:00) (Shotgun) E.Manning pass incomplete short middle to B.Jacobs. Penalty on NYG-W.Beatty, Offensive Holding, declined.
Three man rush. Orakpo drives through the LT’s outside shoulder and forces Manning up in the pocket, where Chris Wilson, who had rushed from the LDE position, closes on him and forces the bad throw.
4-14-NYG 19 (11:51) M.Dodge punts 43 yards to WAS 38, Center-Z.DeOssie, downed by NYG-M.Coe.
Washington Redskins at 11:42
1-10-WAS 38 (11:42) D.McNabb pass incomplete short right to M.Sellers.
Another terrible drop of an easy pass in the flat. The old turning-to-run-before-you-have-the-ball gag that never seems to get old.
2-10-WAS 38 (11:36) D.McNabb pass short middle to C.Cooley to WAS 41 for 3 yards (K.Phillips) [T.Thomas].
Both CBs blitz, which forces McNabb to get the ball out immediately on the screen to Cooley. Heyer is the only blocker in front of him and he has the LB squared up, but Cooley can’t decide which side of him to run to and ends up changing direction too many times and the defense is able to close.
3-7-WAS 41 (10:52) (Shotgun) D.McNabb sacked at WAS 31 for -10 yards (O.Umenyiora). FUMBLES (O.Umenyiora), recovered by WAS-S.Heyer at WAS 32. S.Heyer to WAS 32 for no gain (D.Grant). Officially, a sack for 9 yards.
The Redskins adjust well to the blitzing LBs but Heyer is destroyed one on one on the edge and McNabb gets blindsided as soon as he completes his drop.
4-16-WAS 32 (10:15) H.Smith punts 47 yards to NYG 21, Center-N.Sundberg. D.Reynaud to NYG 23 for 2 yards (B.Westbrook).
4.9 seconds hangtime – now we’re talking.
New York Giants at 10:06
1-10-NYG 23 (10:06) A.Bradshaw left tackle to NYG 25 for 2 yards (R.McIntosh).
This starts out as the ILB trail blitz, I think. Fletcher attacks with sufficient aggression that he takes out both the LT and the lead FB, so Rocky and Doughty are able to bottle up the RB.
Timeout #1 by NYG at 09:20.
2-8-NYG 25 (9:20) E.Manning pass incomplete short right to B.Pascoe.
3-8-NYG 25 (9:14) (Shotgun) E.Manning pass short middle to K.Boss to NYG 32 for 7 yards (K.Moore).
4-1-NYG 32 (8:38) M.Dodge punts 43 yards to WAS 25, Center-Z.DeOssie. B.Banks pushed ob at WAS 36 for 11 yards (C.Blackburn).
Terrible line drive punt with 3 seconds hang time.
Washington Redskins at 8:25
1-10-WAS 36 (8:25) D.McNabb pass short right to J.Davis to WAS 44 for 8 yards (M.Boley).
More good pass protection. Sellers takes on the LDE, who puts on a swim move but defeated by a chip from Davis before he releases to take the dumpoff.
2-2-WAS 44 (7:50) D.McNabb scrambles right end to WAS 47 for 3 yards (D.Tollefson). FUMBLES (D.Tollefson) RECOVERED by NYG-C.Webster at WAS 47. C.Webster to WAS 46 for 1 yard (C.Cooley). C. Webster loses helmet on return, ending the play.
Play action bootleg, and the Giants bite hard leaving McNabb with tons of time and space to work with. He looks downfield and sees nothing, but takes long enough doing so that he loses the opportunity to run for the first down.
New York Giants at 7:32
1-10-WAS 46 (7:32) E.Manning pass short left to M.Manningham to WAS 33 for 13 yards (D.Hall).
Orakpo threatens the LT but is slowed by a FB chip; Alexander gets some edge pressure from the other side but is a bit too slow.
1-10-WAS 33 (6:57) E.Manning pass incomplete short left to M.Manningham.
2-10-WAS 33 (6:50) E.Manning pass incomplete short middle to K.Boss (L.Fletcher). PENALTY on WAS-L.Fletcher, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at WAS 33 - No Play.
Great coverage by Fletcher – he gets his hands on the TE off the line making him slow into his break, then gets inside positioning and nearly picks off the pass.
1-10-WAS 28 (6:44) B.Jacobs right guard for 28 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
This is a counter run and the Redskins blitz Moore and Doughty to the fake side, which of course means that when the RB cuts back he has fewer second level obstacles. He still has to run past Kevin Barnes at the line – Barnes reads the play but then misjudges his dive for the tackle. Jacobs is confronted by Doughty 9 yards downfield. Doughty understandably expects Jacons to run over him and goes low to take him down, but Jacobs instead puts on a nice move and works his way back outside to take advantage of Hall’s overpusruit.
L.Tynes extra point is GOOD, Center-Z.DeOssie, Holder-S.Rosenfels.
WAS 0 NYG 28, 3 plays, 46 yards, 1 penalty, 0:56 drive, 8:24 elapsed
L.Tynes kicks 69 yards from NYG 30 to WAS 1. B.Banks to WAS 28 for 27 yards (D.Grant).
Washington Redskins at 6:36, (1st play from scrimmage 6:29)
1-10-WAS 28 (6:29) D.McNabb pass short left to J.Davis pushed ob at NYG 44 for 28 yards (K.Phillips).
Lichtensteiger gets a nice block on the screen to spring James Davis, but then it’s just Davis’ speed that turns this into a big gain.
1-10-NYG 44 (5:57) D.McNabb pass short middle to A.Armstrong to NYG 35 for 9 yards (T.Thomas).
Keiland, who has improved noticeably in blitz pickup over the course of the season, recognizes the safety blitz and make a solid block. Brown, meanwhile, does a nice job fighting Justin Tuck to a draw to give McNabb time.
2-1-NYG 35 (5:21) K.Williams right end to NYG 33 for 2 yards (B.Cofield, O.Umenyiora).
Rabach gets beat and lets the DT close off Keiland’s cutback lane.
1-10-NYG 33 (4:48) D.McNabb pass deep middle to A.Armstrong for 33 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
Cooley is left one on one against Tuck (lined up at LDE) and does a nice job driving him upfield. A clear miscommunication in the Giants secondary lets Armstrong get ridiculously wide open on the post.
G.Gano extra point is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-H.Smith.
WAS 7 NYG 28, 4 plays, 72 yards, 2:01 drive, 10:25 elapsed
G.Gano kicks 65 yards from WAS 30 to NYG 5. D.Ware to NYG 20 for 15 yards (H.Blades, R.Williams).
New York Giants at 4:35, (1st play from scrimmage 4:28)
1-10-NYG 20 (4:28) A.Bradshaw right guard to NYG 21 for 1 yard (A.Carriker).
Giants pull the RG and RT outside again but forget to assign someone to block Carriker.
2-9-NYG 21 (3:53) E.Manning pass short left to D.Hagan pushed ob at NYG 30 for 9 yards (K.Barnes) [P.Daniels].
1-10-NYG 30 (3:24) A.Bradshaw right guard to NYG 32 for 2 yards (M.Kemoeatu, R.Doughty).
Alright, Maake almost looked like a nose tackle on this one. He stands up the center, and the RT, pulling to the right A gap, goes straight out to Fletcher and doesn’t bother chipping him. Carriker is worked to the inside by the RG, but Maake tosses the center aside and steps around Carriker to make the play.
2-8-NYG 32 (2:38) (Shotgun) E.Manning pass incomplete short middle to D.Hagan. PENALTY on NYG-W.Beatty, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at NYG 32 - No Play.
2-18-NYG 22 (2:28) (Shotgun) E.Manning pass incomplete short right to A.Bradshaw (P.Buchanon).
Buchanon jumps the bubble screen and breaks it up.
3-18-NYG 22 (2:24) (Shotgun) PENALTY on NYG-W.Beatty, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at NYG 22 - No Play.
3-23-NYG 17 (2:07) (Shotgun) E.Manning pass short right to A.Bradshaw to NYG 25 for 8 yards (B.Orakpo).
4-15-NYG 25 (1:31) M.Dodge punts 40 yards to WAS 35, Center-Z.DeOssie. B.Banks ran ob at NYG 46 for 19 yards (D.Grant).
Washington Redskins at 1:16
1-10-NYG 46 (1:16) D.McNabb pass short left to J.Davis pushed ob at NYG 41 for 5 yards (K.Phillips, M.Boley).
Redskins set up the screen. Rabach gets a good downfield block but Montgomery fails to intercept the MLB.
2-5-NYG 41 (:49) (Shotgun) K.Williams up the middle to NYG 38 for 3 yards (J.Pierre-Paul).
Rabach gets his DT to the inside, then Montgomery pulls and gets a hat on the OLB while Heyer goes straight to the MLB. But Cooley is left one on one with the RDE and can’t contain him, so the hole is filled.