Before the start of the divisional clash between the Redskins and Giants, Big Blue sent the message that they are going into rebuild mode. Eli Apple and Damion “Snacks” Harrison were both traded and the speculation was on who is the next to be traded before the Oct. 30 trade deadline and not on who wins this week for the Giants.
There are some who might believe that the G-Men should try to evaluate talent and determine who should stay on the roster in 2019 and collect losses to help get a higher draft pick. And the Giants losing was nothing surprising or upsetting to certain Giants fans.
The scoring got started when Adrian Peterson broke an open field tackle and had a 5-yard catch and run giving the division-leading Redskins a 7-0 lead with 2:53 left in the 1st quarter. And the first score of the game was all the Redskins needed.
Big Blue was able to drive down to the red zone in the 2nd quarter but one of their many issues cropped up and the Giants were unable to convert for a touchdown and that drive unceremoniously ended when Eli Manning was intercepted by D.J Swearinger. The next red zone appearance faired better but still no touchdown as Aldrick Rosas had a 37-yard field goal.
The turning point of the game was when Big Blue D got a turnover when Olivier Vernon recovered an Adrian Peterson’s fumble and the G-Men were set up at the Washington 32 at the end of the 3rd quarter. That drive did not last long as on 4th down Manning’s pass slipped passed Evan Engram’s hands which is probably the perfect analogy of the Giants season.
Washington added 3 on a field goal and sealed the game when Adrian Peterson had a 64-yard touchdown run with 3:04 left in the 4th quarter that sealed the game. Yet, for a team wanting a high draft pick and in rebuilding mode, did they really lose?