Redskins clinch first place over Giants
December 4, 2015
Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins upset Eli Manning and the Giants 20-14 on Sunday at FedEx Field. After beating their division rival, the Redskins sit at 5-6 and are in first place, NFC East while the Giants have slipped to 5-6 and are now in second place in the division.
The Redskins will be playing on Monday, Dec. 7 against the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas lost Tony Romo again, and they have a record of 3-8.
New York will play New York as the Giants take on the Jets, with a record of 6-5, next Sunday.
Eli Manning threw for 321 yards, completing 26 out of 51 passes. Manning had two touchdown passes and three interceptions on the day.
Former Patriot, Shane Vereen, led New York in rushing, which was not much. Vereen carried the ball twice for just 15 yards with his longest run of the day at 8 yards.
Odell Beckham Jr. was New York’s leading receiver, catching nine passes for a total of 142 yards. He had one touchdown on the day with his longest reception a 31-yard catch.
Kirk Cousins completed 20 out of 29 passes, collecting 302 passing yards through the air. He had one touchdown pass on the day.
Alfred Morris led the team in rushing, running the ball 23 times for a total of 78 yards. His longest run of the day was nine yards.
Tight end Jordan Reed led the team in receiving against New York. Reed caught eight passes for a total of 98 yards. His longest reception of the day was a 26-yard catch.
New York looked like they were the ones to take the NFC East Crown; however, their production was limited thanks to a strong Washington defense. Kirk Cousin was also on point this game, missing only nine passes the entire game. He should smash the Cowboys on Monday.