Sigh…The Giants At Washington Game Got Off To A Really Sad Start
The NFL game featuring the New York Giants and Washington football team wasted absolutely no time in devolving into the suckfest we all knew it could be and probably would be on Sunday afternoon.
The teams that make up the dumpster fire that is the NFC East can sometimes fool people when they play outside of their division. But when two of those squads get together in one stadium, some cosmic force intervenes and everything immediately goes to shit, just as it did in Week 12 at FedExField.
To start, Eli Manning was picked off twice in his first two possessions; both of which were the result of tipped or dropped balls from his own receievers.
The first was on a ball that bounced directly off of Shane Vereen's chest and into the hands of Washington linebacker Perry Riley Jr.
That Washington possession ended in a punt, but don't worry, the Giants were not done trying to give the game away early! On their very next drive, Manning was intercepted again; this time by Will Blackmon who was there for the pick after the ball popped out of the hands of Dwayne Harris who was bodyslammed while trying to secure it.
As you can tell from the video, this gave the Redskins some prime field position at the Giants' 26-yard line. Kirk Cousins attemped his first pass of the possession and was almost intercepted by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who dropped what apparently would have most likely been a pick-six.
Washington unsurprisingly was unable to get it into the endzone after that, and a series of penalties and yardage loses, so they had to settle for attempting a 51-yard field goal. Here's how that went:
NFL Red Zone tells me that Washington is currently winning 17-0, though I have zero gueses as to how.
UPDATE: Eli just threw another interception, in case you have any interest in setting aside all your other committments for the day to keep count.
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