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By The Numbers – Redskins vs Giants

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The Redskins were completely embarrassed by Eli Manning and the New York Giants on Thursday. Here are some of the more telling statistics and numbers from New York’s 45-14 dismantling of Washington:

449 – Total yards of offense for the Giants, to the Redskins 329.

300 – Yards passing for Eli Manning on 28 completions (40 attempts). He dismantled the Redskins defense, with 4 passing touchdowns, and also rushed for one himself.

259 – Total yards passing for Kirk Cousins.

154 – Yards rushing for the Giants. They ran the ball 38 times and in doing so, dominated the time of possession (see 37).

108 – Yards receiving for Victor Cruz to lead all receivers on the day.

88 – Yards of penalties against the Redskins (11 flags). These numbers continue to be too high; discipline has to improve.

78 – Offensive plays run by the Giants, to the Redskins 52.

77 – Yard punt for rookie Tress Way. This might have been the only positive “number” for the Redskins on the day. Way finished with a 58.3 yard average, and a 55.5 yard net average. Stellar. He also pinned the Giants inside the 20 once.

63 – Yards rushing for Alfred Morris on just 12 carries. Run the ball Coach. Run the ball.

37 – Minutes time of possession for New York, to the Redskins 23. Almost a full quarter difference.

6 – Possessions led by Cousins in the second half – interception, interception, three-and-out, interception, interception, three-and-out. Seriously. So many in #Redskinsnation are bailing on Robert Griffin III FOREVER, and for this? Mmmmmmkay. Seem any more premature to you now? You peeps can go back to your superlative chicken little lives again, though. Bawkawwwwwwkkkkkk. One outing does not a quarterback make, but maybe some tempered enthusiasm was in order anyway.

4 – Interceptions thrown by Cousins – three of them in one quarter. He also fumbled the ball, making him responsible for 5 (of 6) turnovers. And the loss. You won’t win many NFL games turning the ball over 5 times.

4 – Passes caught by Redskins’ receivers. That’s right, just 4 (Pierre Garcon – 2; DeSean Jackson – 1; Andre Roberts – 1). Cousins had 19 receptions, but the rest were to tight ends (6) or the backfield (9).

3 – Touchdowns for Giants tight end Larry Donnell. He had 1 career touchdown before the game. The Redskins are a fantastic cure for any tight end that needs stats.

1 – More sack for Ryan Kerrigan. Unfortunately, it was the only sack the Redskins managed against the Giants, and they have just that one sack total in two games, after posting 10 against the Jags.

1 – More divisional loss, which brings the season total to 2, but is 8 straight NFC East losses dating back to last year.

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