The rivalry between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants is one of the best in the NFL as these two NFC East rivals always provide an intense performance for fans to watch–especially during their latest meeting on Sunday in Week 7.
After battling back and fourth the entire game with numerous lead changes, it was the Giants who came through at the end when Eli Manning connected with Victor Cruz for a 77-yard touchdown catch with 1:13 left in the game that would end up being the difference maker in the 27-23 win. Just a few plays before, Robert Griffin III was able to connect with Santana Moss for the 30-yard score to give the Redskins a 23-20 lead and the potential for pulling off a major upset on the road against the defending Super Bowl Champions.
With the win, the Giants improved to 5-2 on the season and could be one of the top teams to beat in the NFC along with the Atlanta Falcons with the way they’ve played over the last couple of weeks. There’s a reason why the Giants are the defending champions and Eli Manning continues to make a case for himself for being one of the league’s best quarterbacks.
While Redskins fans that made the trip may have been disappointed with the outcome of the game, they still have plenty to look forward to for the remainder of the season. If anything, they should be excited about the potential shown by Griffin over the first half of the regular season.