"If Roy Helu Jr and Rex Grossman (left) can repeat their performances that they had against the Patriots, the Redskins will have a great chance at being successful."
|Santana Moss catches TD. (Photo: herald.net)|
"Willie Smith and Tyler Polumbus will have to be rock solid on the edges to protect Rex Grossman."
Willie Smith and Tyler Polumbus were the most rock solid tackles that the Redskins have started all year (and yes, that includes Trent Williams). Willie Smith did a fantastic job against Jason Pierre-Paul. Pierre-Paul finished the day with just one sack. Smith also opened up the hole for the Redskins second touchdown when Darrel Young scored on a fullback hand-off. The Giants only got to Grossman once today for a sack.
"It will be up to OJ Atogwe and Reed Doughty to hold it down in the secondary."
|O.J. Atogwe, 20, returns a pick. (Photo: sbnation.com)|
"Brian Orakpo (right) and Ryan Kerrigan will need to pin their ears back like they did week one and get after Manning in order to help out a less than impressive secondary."
Oh yeah! I'd say they showed up today. Ryan Kerrigan had a clutch fourth and goal sack today that forced the Giants to give the ball back to the Redskins. Brian Orakpo also contributed with a fourth quarter sack of his own. Orakpo finished with 2 total tackles and Kerrigan finished with 3 total tackles.
"The offensive line for the Redskins will have to step up and slow down the Giant (no pun intended...?) front seven."
The offensive line for the Redskins had their marquee game this week. They only allowed one sack (they did give up 8 hits on the QB) and paved the way for 123 yards rushing. The Giants only managed to make 4 tackles for loss. The Redskins defense tallied 6 tackles for loss.
The Redskins were finally able to put it all together today and defeated the New York Giants in East Rutherford. This was the first time since 1999 that the Redskins have swept the New York Giants.