Redskins Week of NFC East Woe Continues Lose Big to Giants 45-14
Giants' Eli Manning threw four touchdowns to lead his team to a 45-15 rout of the Redkins at Fed Ex Field in Landover, MD on Thursday, September 25, 2014. courtesy of Annand photos
LANDOVER, MD - “We’ve got a lot to learn from,” said Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins.
 
With six giveaways on offense (four of them off of his hand), five touchdowns from the younger Manning brother, and falling back to last in the NFC East…you think?

Most of the 80,000-plus fans in burgundy and gold spent the final minutes of the Thursday night game cursing one another in the frustration of postgame traffic after a 45-14 thrashing on Thursday night.

“They outplayed us in every phase: offense, defense, special teams,” said Washington Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden.

It was just too easy for New York quarterback Eli Manning and his receiving corps, especially tight end Larry Donnell. It was the same script for every touchdown drive for the Giants in the first half. The Giants drove deep into the redzone and then fling the pigskin to Donnell. Not once, not twice, but three times in the first 30 minutes.

“[We] did some outstanding things in the passing game. The quarterback got us in a lot of good situations, played very, very well, picked our game up all around,” said New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin.

Donnell accounted for three of the four touchdown passes from Eli Manning on the night. Manning threw for 300 yards and added another touchdown on the ground.

Three may have been a lucky number in fairy tales and the Giants, but a nightmare for Cousins in the third quarter. He threw not one, not two, but three interceptions in the third quarter of the game. Just for good measure, he threw another in the final quarter of play.

“I gotta look at my play, because that was killing us at the end there,” said Cousins.

Those interceptions killed the momentum for the Redskins after a 20 yard Alfred Morris touchdown run to start the second half. They were within two scores at that point. But with Cousins’ struggles, the Redskins would not make it into the Giants half of the field again.

And after two division losses in five days, it looks to get even more painful. A Monday Night Football matchup against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. At least the Skins have 11 days to reflect and prepare…and hopefully prevent another nationally televised home embarrassment.