4:15 PM ET, September 23, 2007
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- First-and-goal at the 1. Fifty-eight seconds left in the game. A defense that had stunk up the NFL for two weeks was on the verge of blowing the game.What was it like in the New York Giants defensive huddle?
The Washington Redskins took an early lead in this game, but this team has no "killer" instinct. Despite three Washington turnovers and plenty of opportunities, offensive coordinator Al Saunders refused to take the handcuffs off QB Jason Campbell. The Redskins never opened up the passing game until it was too late. Campbell showed great poise in the first half, but then in the second half, the Redskins had way too many third-and-long situations because they would not throw the ball on first and second down. When the Redskins needed to crank up the passing game late, it just was not there. Santana Moss and Antwaan Randle El were completely neutralized in this game. That's not just Campbell's fault, Saunders and the offensive coaches need to shoulder a big portion of the blame as well. This offensive is way too conservative. With three shots inside the 3-yard-line, Clinton Portis is on the bench and they only attempt one pass. Until they open up the offense and turn Campbell loose, the Redskins are going to be in close games every weekend.
-- Jeremy Green, Scouts Inc.
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Jeremy Shockey (five catches, 79 yards) set the Giants career record for catches by a tight end, moving ahead of Bob Tucker. ... Washington WR Santana Moss strained his groin in the fourth quarter. ... The attendance of 90,803 set a record for FedEx Field, the NFL's largest stadium. ... The Redskins looked more like the Green Bay Packers in their 1970-71 throwback uniforms, complete with bright yellow pants.
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Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.6||4.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||07:19||Lawrence Tynes 34 Yd||3||0|
|TD||04:57||Clinton Portis 1 Yd Run (Shaun Suisham Kick)||3||7|
|TD||07:55||Chris Cooley 8 Yd Pass From Jason Campbell (Shaun Suisham Kick)||3||14|
|FG||00:00||Shaun Suisham 47 Yd||3||17|
|TD||09:50||Reuben Droughns 1 Yd Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||10||17|
|TD||12:33||Reuben Droughns 1 Yd Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||17||17|
|TD||05:32||Plaxico Burress 33 Yd Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||24||17|