The Redskins made a big move Sunday by benching Case Keenum and bringing in rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
It didn't matter.
Washington got blown out 24-3 in New York to bring their season record to 0-4. Frankly, this team is playing terrible football.
How bad? Let's count:
- Case Keenum threw an interception on the first drive of the game. He also repeatedly missed scoring chances on deep throws to wideout Trey Quinn. After a five-turnover game last week, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden had no choice but to pull Keenum and bring in the 15th overall pick in Dwayne Haskins. Unfortunately, he wasn't very good either. Haskins finished with three interceptions and zero touchdowns on 9-for-17 passing for 107 yards, and while his appearance did seem to jolt the Redskins for a few drives, it was not sustained.
- These penalties are getting outrageous. The Redskins had nine penalties in the first half and finished with 12 for the game. The offensive line was the biggest culprit, and in some ways, it was understandable as Brandon Scherff and Chase Roullier missed the game with injuries. What isn't understandable is that Morgan Moses continues to draw flags for false starts and holds in a season where he's clearly growing more and more frustrated.
- With eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Giants offense had converted 70 percent of their third downs against the Redskins. Coming into the game, Greg Manusky's group was on pace for a historically awful third-down defense, and Sunday's results made those numbers even worse.
- Coming into the game, the Giants were giving up more than 120 rush yards-per-game. With six minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Redskins had less than 50 rush yards. Adrian Peterson was largely ineffective and the team's leading rusher was actually Haskins.
Nothing went right and it's hard to see many scenarios where things get right next week against New England.
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