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      ES Coverage: Giants @ Redskins 2019

       

      12/22/19

       

      I'm here. Let's play, Let's win.

       

      Inactives

       

      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:

      o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy 

      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar 

      o   No. 31 CB Fabian Moreau

      o   No. 36 RB Josh Ferguson

      o   No. 40 LB Josh Harvey-Clemons

      o   No. 64 C Ross Pierschbacher

      o   No. 83 TE Caleb Wilson 

       

      The Giants declared the following players as inactive:

      o   No. 3 QB Alex Tanney

      o   No. 22 RB Wayne Gallman Jr.  

      o   No. 38 S Rashaan Gaulden

      o   No. 62 G Chad Slade

      o   No. 79 T Eric Smith

      o   No. 84 WR David Sills V

      o   No. 85 TE Rhett Ellison 

       

      In case you didn't notice, Saquon Barkley is playing today...

       

      Half

       

      The Redskins' defense is atrocious today. They have no answer for Saquon Barkley and are letting Daniel Jones play the game of his life. Jones is 14/18 for 185-yards and 3 TDs. Barkley is 9-for-126 with 1 TD.

       

      Washington's offense has looked pretty good. Haskins is having a good day. He went 10/10 before his first incompletion.  He stands current at 12/15 for 133-yards for 2 TDs. Unfortunately, Washington trails 28-14. They do get the ball to start the 2nd half. 

       

      JimmiJo

       

      Are you not entertained?

       

      There was plenty to hate about that game. The Washington Redskins surrendered 552-yards of offense to the New York Giants on the way to a 41-35 loss at FedEx Field and no, that is not a typo.

       

      Greg Manusky’s defense was once again the center of attention, and for all the wrong reasons. Knowing Saquon Barkley was the one to stop, the Redskins instead allowed the Giants’ runner to amass 189-yards rushing with a touchdown. He also contributed 90-yards on four catches and another touchdown.

       

      That’s 279-yards and 2-touchdowns by a single player.

       

      In total Washington surrendered 206-yards rushing from New York. And then there was the Giants’ passing game. Daniel Jones had a banner day, logging 28 completions on 42 attempts for 352-yards and 5 touchdowns with a 132.2 quarterback rating.

       

      The Redskins made it interesting. Though they trailed at times by 14, Washington managed to close the gap, tie the score near the end of regulation and force overtime.

       

      And they managed much of this with backup quarterback Case Keenum after starter Dwayne Haskins was carted off with an ankle early in the 3rd quarter.

       

      Keenum showed some of the skill that enticed former head coach Jay Gruden into wanting him. He completed 16/22 for 158-yards and a touchdown and a rating of 107.8. He also rushed for the tying touchdown with under a minute remaining.

       

      Not that Haskins had a poor outing. In fact he may have been having his best outing. The rookie was playing with good confidence and poise in the first half. Haskins went 12/15 for 133-yards and 2-touchdowns with a rating of 143.2.

       

      Haskins said after the game that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder came down to the locker room to personally tell him not to return to the game. That is what is called protecting the franchise investment. Not sure we see him again this season. 

       

      But Washington’s defense could not slow down New York in the first half. The Giants registered 3-touchdowns on their first three drives before punting for the first time deep in the 2nd quarter. They would add another just prior to halftime and lead the Redskins 28-14 at the break.

       

      Early in the 3rd quarter things appeared to come undone for Washington. Haskins was lost for the remainder of the game with an ankle injury. The very next play starting right tackle Morgan Moses went out with a leg injury.

       

      But their backups performed well. In-fact, well enough to tie the game before the end of regulation to force overtime.

       

      Case Keenum took advantage of the relief opportunity to let other teams know he can still play a little bit. After a disastrous first drive that resulted in a net-loss of yardage, Keenum and the offense responded.p

       

      Under Keenum’s stewardship the Redskins tallied three touchdowns to tie the game late. Keenum showed good poise to hit Steven Sims Jr. on a crossing pattern in the end zone.

      Though Washington was able to force the extra period, New York won the toss and elected to receive. They then did what they had been doing all day; marched through Washington’s defense to score the game-winning touchdown on a Jones-to-tight end Kaden Smith.

      In the end, the Redskins lost another game to fall to 3-12. But in doing so they have their hands firmly on the 2nd overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. It is theirs to lose, in they only win.

       

      This was my last action for the season. I have once again enjoyed bringing you the sights and sounds of this team of ours. We have one more Skinscast episode to record this Thursday, so make sure you head over the Redskins.com under “Podcasts” Thursday and check it out.

       

       

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