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Manning-to-Randle interception: Whose fault was it, anyway?

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Tom Coughlin says maybe a little of both.

Quinton Dunbar intercepted this pass intended for Rueben Randle on Sunday
Quinton Dunbar intercepted this pass intended for Rueben Randle on Sunday
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Whose fault was the third quarter end zone interception that thwarted a New York Giants drive and may, ultimately, have been the play that doomed them to their 20-14 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday? Did Rueben Randle run a poor route? Did Eli Manning throw a poor ball?

Maybe it's a little of both.

"I think we should have scored right there ... we didn't," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said on Monday. "The ball was a little bit behind, route could have been run a little bit cleaner, but nevertheless, the ball was behind and not only do we take down a touchdown, we take down the potential for the field goal as well, so that hurt us."

Yours truly was critical of Randle on the play, and will continue to take that stance. I do, however, recognize that the throw could have been better. Chris was critical of Randle, and so were FOX commentators.

Manning took the blame during his post-game comments.

"That one's on me," he said. "Just a bad throw. Thought I mde a good read and got into it, had an open receiver. I've gotta put that in front and we get a touchdown right there."

There's probably some fault on both sides here. Who are you blaming for this one, Giants fans?