What we learned in the Washington Redskins vs New York Giants Game
What we learned in the Washington Redskins vs New York Giants game.
The Washington Redskins and the New York Giants were both playing for pride in the season finale. The New York Giants won the game 18-10. It was a very cold day at Metlife Stadium.
The Giants hired general manager David Gettleman earlier in the week. It seemed as if it sparked the Giants today. He got rid of offensive tackle Bobby Hart and suspended offensive tackle Ereck Flowers for today. Chad Wheeler started at left tackle and Adam Bisnowaty was promoted from the practice squad and he started at right tackle. The offensive line wasn't bad at all.
It led to a solid rushing attack for the Giants. They rushed for 260 yards on 44 carries and a touchdown. Orleans Darkwa had 154 rushing yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. Darkwa had a 75-yard touchdown on the opening possession. Wayne Gallman rushed for 89 yards on 15 carries.
Eli Manning had a decent game for the Giants. He completed 10-of-28 passes for 132 yards one touchdown and one interception. It is unclear what the future holds for Eli Manning as a member of the New York Giants.
Hunter Sharp caught a 16-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. He finished with three receptions for 29 yards and a touchdown. Rhett Ellison once again was the Giants leading receiver with five receptions for 63 yards.
The biggest surprise of the day was Kirk Cousins flopping out. He completed 20-of-37 passes for 158 yards and three interceptions. Two of his passes were picked off by Giants linebacker Kelvin Sheppard. Cousins also rushed for a 12-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. This was a game Kirk Cousins needed to look good in because it is possible that the Washington Redskins may not give him a contract now.
Head coach Jay Gruden's future might be in doubt as well. Running back Kapri Bibbs played well for the Washington Redskins. He had 47 rushing yards on 12 carries and caught eight passes for 53 yards receiving.
The Washington Redskins finish the season with a record of 7-9 and it is not known at the moment where they will be picking in the NFL Draft. The New York Giants finish the season with a record of 3-13 and they will pick second in the NFL Draft.