You know it has to be a good night for the New York Giants when Eli Manning is running -- yes, RUNNING -- for touchdowns. Manning passed for four touchdowns and ran for another as the Giants pummeled the Washington Redskins Thursday, 45-14, to even their record at 2-2.
The Giuants did pretty much whatever they wanted offensively. The suddenly unstoppable Larry Donnell caught three touchdown passes from Manning. Tight end Daniel Fells also caught one. Did somebody say tight end was a problem for the Giants?
The Giants forced, or maybe just accepted, six Washington turnovers. Quarterback Kirk Cousins morphed back into the 19-of-49 form he showed against the Giants last season, throwing four interceptions. Prince Amukamara, Quintin Demps, Trumaine McBride and Antrel Rolle all got picks. The Giants also forced and recovered a pair of Washington fumbles. The Redskins are 1-3.
Manning finished his night 28-of-39 for an even 300 yards and those four touchdowns against a helpless Washington secondary. His passer rating was 117.5. Rueben Randle caught eight passes for 89 yards, Donnell seven for 54 and Victor Cruz six for 107.
All in all, a shockingly one-sided victory for the Giants.
The Giants now get 10 days to enjoy their suddenly rejuvenated season followin the team's most dominating win in a long, long time. They play next against the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 5 at MetLife Stadium.