The story coming into the Thursday Night Football game between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins was whether the Giants would be able to hold up at the line of scrimmage with injuries along the offensive and defensive lines.
Thus far, the answer has been "Yes"
The offensive line has held up long enough for Eli Manning to go x/y for XXX yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Giants' front 7 held the feared Washington running game to 45 yards on 14 carries, or 3.2 yards per carry.
The Giants opened the game with confidence in their defense, winning the coin toss and deferring to the second half. The defense responded with a quick 3 & out, which the special teams followed up with a blocked punt for a safety.
Raise your hand if you had the opening points being scored by Rashad Jennings on special teams. Yeah, I didn't think so.
New York failed to capitalize on the free kick, but Prince Amukamara intercepted Kirk Cousins on the ensuing possession. The Giants scored a touchdown off of Prince's interception, then tacked on a pair of field goals to extend their lead to 15 to 6.
The Giants will receive the ball on the opening kickoff of the second half, let's see if they can continue to stretch their lead.