Redskins fall to 0-4, Dwayne Haskins plays in 24-3 loss to Giants
The Washington Redskins are trying to save their season, and rookie quarterback Daniel Jones stands in their way. Entering the contest at 0-3, Washington finds itself three games out of first place and in the basement of the NFC East, a full game behind Sunday's opponent, the New York Giants.
While there are rumors that head coach Jay Gruden could be coaching for his life Sunday afternoon, that has been refuted in several areas of the team. Regardless, there is a desperation surrounding the organization as they try to find a direction for a rudderless franchise. Things are in disarray, but nothing cures all ills like a victory. Keep up with all of the action from Week 4 right here.
A game-time decision, WR Terry McLaurin will not play. Also, RG Brandon Scherff will miss the contest as well
Play-action on the first play and Case Keenum overthrows Trey Quinn on a deep pass where he got behind the defense. Accuracy on deep passes has been an issue for Keenum.
On the first third down, third-and-5, Keenum tries to go to No. 19, Janoris Jenkins gets a hand in to tip the pass and it's... intercepted.
The Redskins forced a third-down incompletion by Daniel Jones, but instead of denying a holding penalty and causing 4th-and-7, they accept the penalty. The Giants get 15 yards and go for it on 4th-and-2, and convert.
They turn that into a 2-yard pass to Wayne Gallman for a touchdown. Daniel Jones was 5-for-6 on the drive.
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Giants 7, Redskins 0
After converting a third-and-long, Washington is shooting themselves in the foot. Holding call on Gerod Christian, starting for Brandon Scerff, false start on Donald Penn.
Pressure flushes Keenum out the pocket on third-and-long and he barely gets the throwaway off. Tress Way time. TJ Jones bobbles the punt and is buried inside the Giants' 10-yard line.
Another third-down conversion for the Giants gets them out of the shadow of their own end zone on a connection with TE Evan Engram.
Redskins force third down, get pressure on Jones and take him down with a sack, only there's a holding penalty on CB Fabian Moreau and it's an automatic first down for the Giants.
Next play, quick slant to Sterling Shepard gains 23 yards and the Giants are in Redskins territory after starting inside their own 10.
END OF FIRST QUARTER
Redskins trying to cover Evan Engram with Landon Collins. It's not going well.
Gallman goes off right tackle and breaks free down the right sideline for 22 yards down to the 1-yard line.
Gallman tries to vault the pile but LB Cole Holcomb meets him mid-air and denies him.
Holding on Montae Nicholson gives New York a new set of downs. Gallman follows his pulling lineman and gets into the end zone.
Giants 14, Redskins 0
Nothing doing on the next Redskins drive. Sims, Jr. brought the ball out and got tackled at the 19-yard line. The team goes three-and-out and has to punt the ball away.
Things could go south quickly here if the defense can't figure some things out on this next drive.
Redskins not only get pressure on Jones, but they force the interception!
Tim Settle got a great shot in to Jones' midsection and Quinton Dunbar jumps the route and brings it in, along with a few yards on the INT return as well.
Keenum overthrows a wide open Trey Quinn again, would've been a touchdown, again. Keenum looks entirely lost out there.
Redskins forced to punt after their biggest play in weeks.
It's Haskins time!!
After a couple runs from Adrian Peterson gets a new set of downs, Haskins attempts his first official throws and goes 2-for-2. After a review, Trey Quinn did reach the yard marker to set Washington up with first down inside the Giants' red zone at the 15.
On 2nd-and-9, Haskins bailed out the pocket under pressure and turns it up field. He gets the first down and spins to just short of the goal line. 1st and goal for Washington.
The drive fizzled, however, as Haskins missed both Jeremy Sprinkle and Vernon Davis in the end zone. Gruden settles for the field goal attempt on fourth-and-goal from the 1. It's good.
Giants 14, Redskins 3
The Giants march right back down the field. Josh Norman dropped what should've been Jones' third interception of the quarter, and then New York made Washington pay.
Thanks to a big completion on an underneath crossing route to Ingram, and a Holcomb missed tackle that let Gallman convert 2nd-and-20, the Giants are striking distance again.
Jones escapes pressure and rumbles towards the left sideline and it's now first-and-goal from the five-yard line with 11 seconds to go.
A couple incompletions, with prerequisite penalties of course, and Aldrick Rosas hits the short field goal as the half expires.
Giants 17, Redskins 3
The Giants opened up with possession and completed a big play for 50 yards that was called back for offensive holding. The drive eventually flamed out despite taking five minutes off the clock.
The punt set Washington up for their first possession of the second half from inside their own 15-yard line.
Unfortunately, they couldn't do much with it and ended up punting the ball away.
New York got themselves untracked and pushed the ball down field methodically. Right when they were about to plow in for their third touchdown and salt the game away, Tim Settle strikes again.
He was able to punch the ball free from rookie running back Hillman and Montae Nicholson recovered the football.
Things didn't turn out well, as Haskins just got pick-sixed by an anticipating Jabrill Peppers.
He bumped then cut in front of Sprinkle who had just converted a first down a play earlier.
Giants 24, Redskins 3
The Redskins almost responded immediately, with Steven Sims, Jr. having a huge punt return inside the Giants 20, but it comes back after Deshazor Everett is flagged for a block in the back.
The Redskins and Giants traded punts to start the quarter. On their next possession, Haskins took a second coverage sack where he didn't let the ball go. Later, he tried to throw one deep down the right sideline and was picked off by Janoris Jenkins.
The lack of reps under center are starting to show up in Haskins first play. He will likely look much better when he actually gets a chance to work with his teammates. If.