The New York Giants lead the Washington Redskins 28-14 at halftime of their Week 16 showdown.
Washington won the opening coin toss and elected to defer to the second half. The decision quickly bit them, as the Giants drove down the field on their first two drives, using misdirection to force Washington’s defense to expand their vision and take advantage of some truly awful run defense.
The Giants’ first drive ended with Sterling Shepard making a catch for a 23-yard touchdown, while the second drive lasted just two plays and was capped with an explosive 67-yard run.
Washington answered both of those opening drives, with Dwayne Haskins completing 8 of 8 passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns in their first two drives.
Daniel Jones is 14 of 18 for 165 yards and three touchdowns. Saquon Barkley has 126 yards rushing on nine carries. He has a 67-yard touchdown run and 33-yard touchdown reception.
RT Mike Remmers left the field in the second quarter to be evaluated for a concussion and was replaced by utility lineman Nick Gates. WR Darius Slayton left the field as well with a reported knee injury.
Because Washington chose to defer, they will get the ball to start the second half. Use this as your open thread for the second half.