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Snow Wasnt Only Misery For DC

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 21:  Running back Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants rushes four yards for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on December 21, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Nicholas LianosCorrespondent IDecember 22, 2009

That was dominating and were not talking about the snow storm that hit the northeast.  The first drive on offense and on defense set the tone for the game.  The Giants took the opening kickoff and marched slowly down the field capped off by Ahmed Bradshaw touchdown run.  On the drive Manning threw to three different tight ends (yes that was a Travis Beckham on the field) and screened the Redskins to death.

When the defense got on the field after waiting almost a full ten minutes to harass Jason Campbell.  Justin Tuck was the first to torment the Redskin QB on a third and 4 to open the flood gates. From the on Osi, Cofield, Robbins, and Jonathan Goff all introduced themselves to the QB time and time again. 

Game was over when the Giants scored on their second drive top off by yet another Ahmad Bradshaw touchdown. Next drive on offense the Giants added a Lawrence Tynes field goal to make it 17-0. Steve Smith capped the next drive with a 6 yard TD to make it 24-0 before the Redskins got a first down.  OUCH 

Game balls:

Eli Manning....shredding the Redskins for 3 TDs (career high season total)

Ahmed Bradshaw.... scoring two touchdowns. Getting more touches which is good.

Offensive line..... still not dominating on the ground but set the tone on the first four drives of the game.  Even missing two starters they did great.

Terrell Thomas.... interception return for TD.  Very good in coverage.  Good open field tackling.

Defensive line.  Introduced themselves to Jason Campbell on almost every play.

Dud:

Brandon Jacobs.....what are you doing getting into a fight and throwing punches in a blowout???  Save that for the Panthers next week.

Redskins: I felt sorry for Jason Campbell. No help and kept eating the turf and he still was out there. 

Biggest Dud:

Fake fieldgoal down 24-0.  Are u kidding me? Still trying it after the Giants called timeout?  Mike Shannahan its all yours. 

Injuries:

K- Lawrence Tynes- Hamstring-played through it.  Blessing maybe?

WR-Hakeem Nicks- Hamstring- injured in second quarter- didnt return.

OG- Rich Seubert- Knee- hurt on Bradshaws first TD- didnt return.

Overall Great performance.  Eli Manning has got the offense going over the last two weeks and look to make a run towards the playoffs. Defense played outstanding shutting the Redskins running game down and made Campbell night miserable.

Next week vs Carolina to close out Giants Stadium.  Should be rocking. 

 

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