The Giants were moving the ball, at least between the 20s, seemingly at will thoroughout the first half, but it was one of those games where a team dominates early but settles for field goals or squandered scoring opportunities outright. By the time the Redskins defense was actually able to keep New York from mounting 10-play drives on each possession, the ‘Skins had taken the lead. The Giants tried their luck at their own Ray Rice miracle play with a dump pass to Ahmad Bradshaw on a 3rd and 20 with four and a half minutes left in the game, but the Redskins defense displayed higher than Chargers levels of competence, stopping Bradshaw well short of the marker.
So the NFC East remains a race for the time being. For the sake of competitive December games, that’s a good thing. For the sake of Dan Snyder beating his chest with his underlings, perhaps less so.
Redskins owner Dan Snyder congratulating everyone in locker room, tells one staffer, “I hate those motherf——.”
— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) December 4, 2012