Excerpt: "The Giants insisted the second time around would be different. That after surrendering 248 rushing yards to Robert Griffin III and company in their Week 7 meeting, they were prepared to slow down the Redskins’ unique read-option offense.
For the first half Monday night, the defense played the part. Aided by the offense’s ability to dominate the time of possession – a 20:32 to 9:28 advantage — the Giants held the Redskins to 57 rushing yards, 156 overall, and 10 points at the half.
But in the second half, though the Giants held the Redskins to just seven points, the unit couldn’t get off the field for minutes at a time, especially when it mattered most down the stretch as the Redskins pounded 150 yards after halftime. The Redskins extended crucial drives, including the final possession that swallowed the final 3:51 to keep the Giants offense off the field, on the way to a 17-16 comeback win at FedEx Field. " Read more...