It should hardly be surprising given some of the players the Giants were starting, and that Washington didn’t even have enough healthy players to run 11-on-11 drills in practice.
The first quarter of the game saw the two offenses trading three-and-outs, with the Giants picking up the game’s first first down just before the 10-minute mark in the first quarter. They didn’t convert their first third down until their epic 16-play, 8:29 drive in the second quarter.
It was probably their best drive of the season, but still ended in a field goal when Eli Manning threw a fraction of a second early, over-throwing Shane Vereen on what could have been a touchdown.
Washington eventually answered two drives later with a field goal of their own.
The Giants’ linebacking corps took another hit when Curtis Grant left the field on the cart and was declared out with a knee injury.
Washington won the coin toss and elected to defer. They will get the ball to start the second half.
Use this as your second-half open thread.