Now more than ever, it’s a must-win game for Washington in Week 17. The Redskins vs. Giants matchup is the ultimate win-or-go-home scenario for the Burgundy and Gold, and the players just aren’t ready to pack up their lockers yet.
The game’s outcome has significantly different outcomes for the NFC East rivals. If the Giants lose, they still have a spot in the NFL Playoffs secured so it’s no big deal, but if the Redskins lose, it’ll be their last time out on the field this season.
But the Redskins also need the Lions-Packers game to not end in a tie, and although it’s an unlikely scenario, they know all too well how a tie can impact a season. So essentially, they need to treat this like a playoff game.
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While Washington’s defense hasn’t been the best this season — 29th in yards allowed per game — the Giants’ offense isn’t great either, so if the Redskins can convert a turnover or two into a score, they’ll be in good shape.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins is 370 yards away from accumulating 5,000 passing yards for the season. Seems like a high number, but multiple times in 2016, Cousins threw for more than 300 yards so it’s not an unreasonable number.
The Redskins-Giants game kicks off at 4:25 p.m. ET at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland and will be aired on FOX.
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REDSKINS VS. GIANTS LIVE UPDATES
FOURTH QUARTER: Giants 19, Redskins 10
7:18 p.m.: My feelings, they are dead.
7:17 p.m.: Cousins throws a short pass to Reed, who tries to lateral it back and a Giants' player picks it off and runs into the end zone for the TD. No time on the clock. Giants win 19-10.
7:16 p.m.: Redskins get the ball back with six seconds left on their own five-yard line.
7:13 p.m.: Cousins feels the pressure, scrambles and ... throws an intereption. That is devistating.
7:10 p.m.: Two-minute warning. Redskins down 3 points. Win and you're in. Lose and the season is over. No pressure (no diamonds).
7:00 p.m.: Eli Manning is still in, and he finds Tavarres King for a deeeeeeep pass. GIants' moving with 3:45 left.
6:50 p.m.: Dustin Hopkins got very VERY lucky. The extra point was nearly blocked.
After the Jordan Reed TD, Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie came within an inch of blocking the extra point.— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) January 1, 2017
Heartbreak: momentarily avoided. pic.twitter.com/QgUUihrUBL
6:47 p.m.: JORDAN REED TOUCHDOWN. TIE GAME!
6:46 p.m.: Redskins go with a bubble screen on 3rd-and-17 and it goes for 16 yards, but a late hit will move the Redskisn to the goal line.
6:42 p.m.: Redskins in the red zone. Take a deep breath.
6:40 p.m.: The Redskins are driving. Big first down to JamisoN Crowder, then a big pickup by Maurice Harris. Now a Vernon Davis sighting.
6:35 p.m.: The Giants have mailed this one in. The Redskins have 15 minutes to take the lead.
THIRD QUARTER: Giants 10, Redskins 3
6:29 p.m.: The Redskins are finally on the board thanks to a Dustin Hopkins' 32-yard FG.
6:27 p.m.: THe Redskins offense is starting to click. But the run game remains nonexistant. Rob Kelly and Chris Thompson have combined for 20 yards on 10 carries. No balance.
6:25 p.m.: Redskins get a good stop after the interception and now get the ball back.
6:20 p.m.: Aaaaand Kirk Cousins throws an interception. Jamison Crowder was wide open in the end zone, but Cousins went to Maurice Harris, who slipped, allowing Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to make a sensational interception. Woooof.
6:19 p.m.: Kirk Cousins evades pressure, launches a deep pass to Pierre Garcon, who adds 20 yards to the play with his legs. A huge shot in the arm.
6:10 p.m.: Cousins sacked again.
6:08 p.m.: Kirk Cousins takes a deep shot down field to DeSean JAckson and he overthrows it by a good distance. Cousins' has missed a bevy of deep throws the last three weeks and you can see his receivers get visibly frustrated.
6:05 p.m.: More extracurricular activities between Josh Norman and Odell Beckham Jr.
6:00 p.m.: The second half starts with the GIants' carving up the Redskins defense with a big run: Paul Perkins is feasting.
SECOND QUARTER: Giants 10, Redskins 0
5:43 p.m.: The first half ends with a horribly missed field goal from Dustin Hopkins. That is the perfect close to a disasterous first half.
5:30 p.m.: Another sack on Kirk Cousins. Week 17 with a playoff spot on the line is not an ideal for the offensive line to have their worst half of the season.
5:22 p.m.: The Redskins have scored in 50 consecutive halves. With two minutes remaining in the first half, they're down 10-0 and don't look close to putting points on the board.
5:20 p.m.: Giants' tight end Will Tye breaks off a huge run after a catch. The Redskins are not looking good at all.
5:12 p.m.: Another Redskins punt. Tress Way is having a good game, but that's not really all that great because if he's having a good game it means he is punting a lot and puting a lot means the offense isn't on the field. It's complex tuff.
5:06 p.m.: Rashad Jenning plows into the end zone. Giants lead 10-0. Wooooof.
5:04 p.m.: Round 3 of Beckham vs. Norman. Josh Norman gets called for a perosnal foul after hitting Beckham Jr. late.
5:01 p.m.: Another potentially missed penalty.
5:00 p.m.: I don't like to complain about missed pentalties because they happen and everyone makes mistakes, but there have been at least a handful of potential pentalties the referees didn't call and it's still early.
4:58 p.m.: Another sack on Kirk Cousins. Tress Way on to punt for the third time already.
FIRST QUARTER: Giants 3, Redskins 0
4:55 p.m.: Another questionable no-call. Looked like Trevin Wade held on to DeSean Jackson, forcing him to miss the pass from Cousins.
4:49 p.m.: The Giants' 13-play, 66-yard drive eats up 6:40 on the clock, but the Redskins hold them to a field goal. 3-0 Giants.
4:45 p.m.: Surprise military returns are always the best.
4:42 p.m.: Giants RB Paul Perkins is carving up the Redskins defense.
4:40 p.m.: Josh Norman nearly picks off Eli Manning. He's had at least 12 near-interceptions this season. Then barks at the referee for hand to the face.
4:34 p.m.: Kirk Cousins takes a sack near the goal line. Woooof.
4:31 p.m.: Redskins force a 3-and-out of their own and Jamison Crowder gets some good yardage on the punt return. But it's coming back due to a holding penalty.
4:28 p.m.: Robert Kelley stuffed on 3rd-and-short. The Redskins' running game has fallen off in recent weeks. This is a less than ideal start.
4:27 p.m.: Kirk Cousins finds Jordan Reed for nine yards. That'll do. Good start.
4:25 p.m.: Let's football, folks.
4:20 p.m.: Redskins legend Dexter Manley is at mid-field for the coin-toss. The Redskins win the toss an elect to receive.
4:00 p.m.: So this is a thing that happened at FedEx Field today.
3:35 p.m.: Suit-game strong.
Now this is a suit pic.twitter.com/iSFeLNkkdh— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) January 1, 2017
3:10 p.m.: Just in case you all aren't familiar with the Week 17 playoff scenario: If the Redskins win AND the Lions and Packers don't tie, the Redskins make the playoffs. A Redskins loss or a Redskins win and GB/DET tie means the Redskins season ends today.
3:00 p.m.: The inactives list for Redskins vs. Giants is out. Who is in and who is out?
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