The Giants beat the Redskins 17-14, but the Packers beat the Bears 10-3, so no playoffs for the Giants.
The Giants started the scoring on a 20 yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes in the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Giants started off with a 2 yard Brandon Jacobs run. The Redskins started to come back, late in the second, scoring on a 1 yard Fred Davis touchdown reception, to make it 20-7 going into the half.
The Giants started the scoring in the 3rd quarter, as Eli Manning connected with Mario Manningham for a 92 yard bomb to make it 17-7. In the fourth, Rex Grossman hit Anthony Armstrong for a 64 yard pass to make it 17-14.
The offense started off slow, but got going in the second quarter, moving the ball well through the air. Run game wasn’t great, but Derek Hagan and Mario Manningham played well and helped the Giants get a win. With all the turnovers by the defense, the offense had so many chances, but never really capitalized on them. No consistency. They had a few big plays, but no real consistent movement. Other than a few plays, the offense did not really show up
The defense was up and down, as per usual. Some big plays, gave up some big plays. Did enough to hold the Skins down, but we didn’t see a consistent pass rush. Some good coverage, but Rex Grossman, at times, looked like a Pro Bowler, which he’s not. The big plays were there, particularly by Osi Umenyiora, and it worked out for them, but not a dominating performance against a bad offensive team. All the turnovers kept them in it, but it doesn’t excuse the fact that Redskins could really move the ball, especially in the air.
It didn’t end up mattering, because the Packers beat the Bears, so the Giants are out of the playoffs. Still, a disappointing performance for a desperate team. Let the Redskins come back into the game. Just not the way you want to end the season. A win is nice, but it means nothing. A bad end to a rough season.