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Redskins vs. Giants Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis

Redskins vs. Giants Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis

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.

CSN Mid-Atlantic is here to provide all the live updates, stats, score, highlights, video and analysis from the pivotal game between the Ravens and Steelers. If you have a comment about the game, be sure to leave a comment in the section below the article.

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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.

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.

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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. 

PREGAME:

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.

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?

1:15 p.m.: You should follow J.P. Finlay and Rich Tandler. They're are FedEx Field for the Redskins vs. Giants game. Follow our CSN Redskins account too. Just trust me. 

1:00 p.m.: Hey folks. Welcome to Week 17 Redskins vs. Giants live updates. I am Troy Machir, as I am every week.  Follow me on Twitter. Just do it. 

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Early returns show solid Redskins squad, with potential for more

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Early returns show solid Redskins squad, with potential for more

More than 100 days remain before the Redskins take the field in meaningful NFL action.

Any and all excitement needs to be tempered, significantly, because what happens on a practice field in May without pads does not represent what will happen in September, October and beyond. 

Still, the Redskins group that took the field this week for OTAs showed promise. 

New quarterback Alex Smith looked crisp, connecting with a variety of wideouts and commanding the huddle. New wideout Paul Richardson made the best play of the session when he streaked down the field past rookie cornerback Greg Stroman and hauled in a deep pass from Smith. The play showed Smith's ability to identify open receivers downfield, as well as Richardson's ability to go up and grab a contested catch. Even Stroman, the seventh-round rookie, positioned himself well, he just fell victim to a perfect pass and tremendous athleticism.

That was only one play in a two-hour session. Again, don't take too much from May, when players don't wear pads or engage in any of the violence that the NFL is predicated upon. But the OTAs do serve a purpose, both for players and coaches, and there were nuggets to absorb and try to project for the fall. Here they are:

  • Jay Gruden made clear he's not concerned about the health of his offensive line. Trent Williams and Morgan Moses are recuperating from offseason surgery, but Gruden believes both are on track for when things start to matter. It's a good thing the coach isn't concerned because this was the 'Skins line in OTAs (left to right): Geron Christian, Shawn Lauvao, Chase Roullier, Brandon Scherff, John Kling. Should that lineup take the field this fall, there will be trouble. 
     
  • The Redskins lost Kendall Fuller and Bashaud Breeland this offseason, and the secondary depth will be something to watch throughout training camp. At OTAs, newly signed veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick lined up opposite Josh Norman in the team's base 3-4 defense. In nickel and dime coverage, Quinton Dunbar lined up opposite Norman and Scandrick moved to the slot. As things progress, it will be interesting to see if Dunbar surpasses Scandrick in base coverage, and what becomes of 2017 third-round pick Fabian Moreau. Stay tuned.  
     
  • Rookie running back Derrius Guice looked every part of the first-round talent many judged him to be before draft season rumors caused him to slide to the late second round. Guice cuts with authority and is able to see holes before they form and patiently wait to hit the open space. Guice also looked fine in pass-catching drills, one area that was a question coming out of LSU (but that says more about LSU's prehistoric offense). Watching the Redskins offense work, it seems clear Guice will be the heaviest used runner this fall.
     
  • That said, don't count out Robert Kelley. He looks leaner and plenty quick, showing a few impressive runs during the session. Byron Marshall also looked good, and Gruden pointed out his success in his post-OTA press conference. The running back group will have plenty of competition all the way through Richmond. 
     
  • Jonathan Allen has switched jersey numbers from 95 to 93. Rookie Daron Payne is now wearing 95. Payne and Allen both went to Alabama, both are huge, and both play defensive line. The number switch will take some getting used to. 
     
  • Zach Brown missed the OTA session as he was moving, and interestingly in his spot with the starting defense was Josh Harvey-Clemons. The second-year pro out of Louisville showed impressive speed in coverage, and remember he played safety in college and performed quite well. He has ball skills and great size to be a coverage linebacker. Some were surprised when the Redskins kept JHC last season at the cut to 53, but his development appears to be paying off for the organization. 
     
  • Another linebacker that made a play was Zach Vigil. He impressed for the Redskins late last season and was running the Washington second-team defensive huddle. At one point, Vigil broke through the line of scrimmage and blew up a run play. That prompted D.J. Swearinger to yell from the sideline, "OK Zach. OK ZACH!"
     
  • Speaking of Swearinger, the Redskins defensive captain seemed in midseason form when it comes to yelling encouragement on the field. Nobody hypes up the defense like Swearinger, particularly when the secondary makes a big play. On one pass Dunbar made a nice diving play to break up a pass, and Swearinger and Josh Norman got very fired up, shouting and jumping around. The entire defense responded. Little stuff like that helps disrupt the monotony of offseason work. 
     
  • Jamison Crowder looks jacked and quick. The end. 

 

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—OTA report, fans excited about young D-line

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—OTA report, fans excited about young D-line

Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 25, 62 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp.  

The Redskins week that was

A look at some of the most popular posts and hottest topics of the week on Real Redskins and NBC Sports Washington

Trades, misses and mistakes explain Redskins' dead cap—This post does a good job of outlining where the Redskins’ dead cap came from. It should be noted that dead cap is a part of the cost of doing business in the NFL and the Redskins have done fairly well managing it this year. Only about a dozen teams have less dead cap on the books than the Redskins $5.2 million. 

Tandler's Take—The best- and worst-case scenarios for the 2018 Redskins—I received some comments saying that my worst-case scenario, a 6-10 finish, is not low enough. Since we’re talking about events that won’t begin to happen for about three and a half months, I can’t really argue with them. But it’s just hard for me to see them dropping more than a game from last year when they were hit harder with injuries than any other team in the NFL. 

Pre-OTAs Redskins player one-liners, defense—An extension for Matt Ioannidis seemed preposterous a year ago, now it seems like a good idea. How many sacks for Lanier? When will Ryan Anderson get his first sack? Plus offensive player one-liners here

Redskins OTA practice report—QB Alex Smith sharp—You can’t tell everything from OTAs, but you can tell some things. Taking another look at this post, I gave a good, detailed look at the session, but I didn’t really mention the overall feel, which was fun and energetic. 

Tweet of the week

Certainly, Derrius Guice is the fan favorite of the rookie class. But the great reaction to this tweet shows that there is plenty of love for Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen, last year’s top pick. 

In 2016, the starting defensive line consisted of Ricky Jean Francois, Chris Baker, and  Ziggy Hood. The top reserve was Cullen Jenkins. They all had their good qualities and made some plays. But Baker was the youngster of the group and he turned 30 during the season. It clearly was a group on the decline. 

Two years later, the picture is quite different. Payne and Allen lead a younger group that will get better over the next few years. Matt Ioannidis, Anthony Lanier, Tim Settle, and Stacy McGee should round out the group. McGee is by far the senior member of the group at age 28. None of the others have celebrated his 25thbirthday yet. 

Fans should perhaps temper their optimism with the knowledge that potential doesn’t always develop into performance. But unlike years past there is something to look forward to. 

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page, Facebook.com/TandlerNBCSand follow him on Twitter  @TandlerNBCSand on Instagram @RichTandler

Timeline  

Days until:

—Minicamp (6/12) 18
—Training camp starts (7/26) 62
—Preseason opener @ Patriots (8/9) 76

The Redskins last played a game 145 days ago. They will open the 2018 NFL season at the Cardinals in 107 days. 

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