Nov 29, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) runs with the ball past New York Giants free safety Landon Collins (21) to score a touchdown in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
4. Defense Fails To Make Big Plays
The Giants defense didn’t play horrible as the Skins only scored 20 points however they gave up some big plays. They failed to make any big plays. The Redskins had a huge deep passing touchdown to DeSean Jackson to put them up 10-0. The Skins also converted on a fourth and one on a quarterback sneak. The stop their would have given the Giants the ball back down just 10-0.
The Giants also failed to make the big play on the Redskins last drive. The Giants were called for a big roughing the passer call after the ball was already thrown by Kirk Cousins. They also allowed a huge 3rd down and 9 completion to Jordan Reed to extent the drive another three plays. They didn’t allow Manning to get the ball back until their were under 30 seconds left with no timeouts.
The Giants offense keeps them in every game for the most part. On this day the offense was not great and the defense allowed to many big plays. The defense also could not make a big stop to give Eli Manning more time at the end of the game. The Giants defense fails to make the big play. We saw Landon Collins drop game ending interceptions against the Cowboys and Patriots , the Giants lost both games. We also saw them blow a lead against the 49ers and the Giants offense bailed them out. Here again they could not make a play until it was too late.
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