Giants-Redskins Live Blog, Second Half

12.03.12 5 years ago 842 Comments

Vaginaface might take some time to get used to, but at least he’s a less racist superfan for the Redskins than Chief Zee.

So far, the oft-referenced magic of RGIII produced a fortuitous fumble bounce fumble into the waiting hands of Josh Morgan, who raced the last 15 yards into the end zone to give Washington a 7-3 lead in the first quarter. Even though the ‘Skins defense misses minimum two tackles per down, the Giants discovered creative ways to torpedo their own drives once they get into field goal range. The first such incident resulted in a 39-yard make by Lawrence Tynes. The second ended with a 43-yard attempt that went wide thanks to a poor hold.

New York’s third drive of 10 plays of more of the half was the first to proceed inside the Redskins 10. Eli Manning eventually hit Marty B for the first non-fumbledown of the game with about two and a half minutes to go. More than ample time for RGIII to hit Pierre Garcon in open space, which tends to result in good things for the ‘Skins. Garcon got them to the red zone but that’s as far as the drive would go before Washington settled for a tying field goal inside the final minutes. However, 41 seconds was too long to ask the Redskins to keep anyone from scoring, so a long throw over the middle to Martellus Bennett from midfield enabled one more field goal as the half expired.

In the critical ball control and “having a defense that can actually tackle” facets of the game, the Giants are in clear control, yet they have only a three-point lead going into half. Clearly a triumph for Washington’s collusion-based bulletin board material. Nothing motivates players like front office brinksmanship.

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