Washington Redskins at New York Giants 9/24/15 NFL Score, Recap, News and Notes
Final Score: Giants 32, Redskins 21
September 24, 2015
We had a great NFC East matchup on our hands in the Week 3 edition of “Thursday Night Football.” The Giants were coming off another blown fourth-quarter lead in their previous game, while the Redskins surprised the Rams for their first win of the season in Week 2. This one was crucial for early-season divisional positioning in a wide-open race thus far.
Let’s check out some of the notable players and stats from the game so that we can see why things happened the way they did. Afterward we’ll look ahead to Week 4 to see what’s on tap for both teams.
What Happened: Variety was the name of the game for the Giants, as they were able to find points in lots of different ways. Things started early in the first with a blocked punt by Rashad Jennings that went out of the end zone for a safety. The score improved to 9-0 with a 1-yard Andre Williams run, and Josh Brown would add a 35-yard field goal to make it 12-0 at the end of one.
In the second, it was a kicker’s duel, as Dustin Hopkins’ pair of boots book-ended Brown’s second score of the half. It was 15-6 at halftime.
In the third, Brown provided the only scoring on a 48-yard field goal to increase the Giants’ lead.
New York finally got back into the end zone on a 30-yard Eli Manning hookup with Odell Beckham Jr. Chris Thompson and Kirk Cousins were able to answer with a 4-yard pass TD of their own, but Manning found Reuben Randle for a pass TD to essentially end any thought of a comeback.
Rashad Ross added some cosmetic points to the scoreboard with a 101-yard kickoff return TD, but this was a game owned by New York.
The final score read 32-21 and the Giants get their first win of the season.
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The Stars: We’ll give the Giants some credit for finally being able to hold a fourth-quarter lead here--something they weren’t able to do over their first two games.
Brown was perfect on the night with three field goals and three extra points. Manning was highly efficient with 279 yards on 23-of-32 passing for two scores. Randle lead the way with seven catches for 116 yards and the score.
The Goats: Cousins played pretty well, with 316 yards on 30-of-49 passing and a TD, but he did have two picks. Matt Jones couldn’t get much going on the ground with his 38 yards on 11 attempts. He also coughed up a costly fumble. Alfred Morris didn’t fare much better, with six rushes for just 19 yards.
The Redskins defense also failed to come up with any sacks or turnovers.
Injuries: The Redskins got the injury bug pretty badly in this one, but the worst one of all came from veteran CB DeAngelo Hall. He suffered a leg injury and had to be helped to the sideline, unable to put any weight on it. We’d imagine his prognosis is pretty grim.
Outlook: Looking ahead to Week 4, both teams will be back in action on Sunday, October 4 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. The Giants will head to Buffalo to take on the Bills, while the Redskins get a home game against the incoming Eagles.
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