The New York Giants stumbled once again and took a hit to their playoff hopes with an embarrassing loss to the Washington Redskins at home inside MetLife Stadium, 23-10.
There was no magic from Eli Manning nor even a hint of excitement from the Giants as they were pummeled by the Washington Redskins from the first whistle. The loss delivered a decisive blow to the Giants in the NFC East division race heading into the final two weeks of the season.
Despite two early interceptions thrown by the Redskins’ Rex Grossman, the Giants failed to capitalize and lead a successful offensive drive at any point during the game. Manning struggled and threw three costly interceptions, including one in the fourth quarter that halted what had appeared to be a rallying drive for the Giants.
With five losses in their last six games, the Giants are on pace to miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season. After a spectacular come-from-behind victory in Week 14 against the division-leading Dallas Cowboys, the Giants looked primed to take the NFC East crown. Now, it appears out of hand for Tom Coughlin and his team.
The performance against the Redskins was likely the worst of the season for the New York Giants. It could not have come at a worst time. The Giants will need to kick it in high gear as they set up for an in-state battle with the New York Jets on the “road” in Week 16.