NFL Week 4: Giants vs Redskins Highlights

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 | 0


Tonight (Sept., 25, 2014) the New York Giants traveled into Washington’s FedEx Field to take on the Redskins in an NFC East showdown.

Washington had a new look under starting quarterback Kirk Cousins, who replaced the injured Robert Griffin III in the team’s Week 2 win over the lowly Jacksonville Jags. Cousins looked more than impressive in a Week 3 shootout against the Philadelphia Eagles, but the team couldn’t pull off a win.

Both teams had a lot to prove tonight. The scoring got started off with an Eli Manning touchdown pass to tight end Larry Donnell that was the direct result of a sack on Cousins that caused a fumble (courtesy of Vine):

Donnell later added a second first half touchdown on this play (Vine):

The Redskins got on board with this laser-like touchdown from Cousins to wide receiver Andre Roberts (Vine):

 But the celebration was short-lived, as Manning and the Giants stormed down the field once again for an unprecedented third score (Vine):

The Giants got the ball back at the end of the first half off a Logan Paulsen fumble, adding a late field goal and take a 24-7 lead into halftime.

The Redskins got a quick score early in the third quarter with this 20-yard scamper from Alfred Morris (Vine):


Cousins promptly threw two interceptions, and even though Manning threw one of his own, he eventually threw his fourth touchdown pass to tight end Daniel Fells to put the Giants up 31-14.

The slaughter had only begun, as Cousins ended up throwing four second half interceptions to allow the Giants to keep pouring it on.

They built an insurmountable lead with this late touchdown run by Manning, who finished with 300 yards passing for four more scores (Vine):

The Giants won the game by a score of 45-14, evening their record at 2-2 by winning their second straight. Meanwhile, just days after they had anointed Kirk Cousins the heir apparent to the quarterbacking job in Washington, the team will have to go back to the drawing with their backs against the wall.

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