by David Joaqui
Looks like Rex Grossman is keeping up with his promise of winning the NFC East. Sunday afternoon he beat the New York Giants 28-14, in what looked like a total debacle on the Giants side. The first half was very even with the score tied 14-14. Eli Manning and Ahmad Bradshaw both rushed for a touchdown, while Tim Hightower ran for a td and Grossman threw for another. When the locker rooms cleared for the second half it seemed like only the Redskins decided to come out. Eli Manning’s only turnover of the game was an interception to Ryan Kerrigan in the third quarter, which was returned for a touchdown to put Washington up 21-14. The Giants did have opportunities, for example Rex Grossman’s fumble. Which put the Giants in great field position, but yet couldnt score a touchdown, set them in field goal range but got blocked instead. After that the Redskins scored once more with a pass from Grossman to Gaffney and sealed a 1-0 start to there 2011 season.
The Giants offense looked terrible the whole game. Eli threw for 268 yards, which is not bad, but no touchdown passes and QB rating of 70.8. The problem I saw was that the offensive line couldnt protect him, which makes all sense why he rushed the ball and scored his only touchdown. Besides that, the run game wasn’t on, and the defense looked weak. The preseason losses of Goff, Osi, Prince, Thomas, and Tuck not playing in week 1 were very obvious during the game. On the plus side Pierre-Paul did record 6 tackles and 2 sacks and is looking well worth the first round pick in 2010. Hopefully Rex Grossman knocked some sense into the Giants and they will come out strong Monday night against Spagnolo and the Rams.
After this game, I’m just glad the game and week 1 are over.