Giants-Redskins: New York Is On Pace for an Undefeated Season

JerseySenior Analyst ISeptember 5, 2008

Last night, the New York Giants of New Jersey defeated the Washington Redskins and now sit alone atop first place in the NFL. At this rate, they will join the 1972 Miami Dolphins as the only undefeated team in NFL history. Ironically, it was these very Giants who unseated the most recently undefeated team, the New England Patriots, in their last game.

Okay, in all seriousness, congrats to the G-Unit on their first win of the year. Eli Manning didn't especially stand out; he didn't throw for any touchdowns, although he did rush for one, and he did throw a pick to go along with a less-than-great 216 yards.

Nothing special, but he didn't screw up the game, which had been his bane at times last year.

Brandon Jacobs led a powerful rushing game, running for 116 yards, while Derrick Ward chipped in with 39 of his own. Plaxico Burress was very good as well, catching 10 balls for 133 yards.

The defense certainly stepped up, limiting the 'Skins to only one touchdown. Jason Campbell managed only 133 yards in the air, and Clinton Portis got an okay 84 yards on the ground, with an average of only 3.7 yards per carry.

It's not like Washington is supposed to be all that great or anything, but a win is a win, and the Giants have begun the season the right way. After losing key players to free agency, trades, retirement, and injury, they pulled it together and got the W. And they won at home, proving they aren't only road warriors.