The Washington Redskins grinded out another win on Sunday against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Here’s how they did it.
Washington got on the board first on a 7 yard touchdown pass to Adrian Peterson to take a 7-0 lead. The Giants got on the board in the second quarter with a 37 yard field goal by Aldrick Rosas to draw within four at 7-3, which would serve as the halftime score. After the two teams traded field goals, the Redskins put the game away with a 64 yard touchdown run by Peterson and held on for a 20-13 victory, their third in a row and fourth in the last six games against the Giants.
The story of the game was the Redskins dominant defense. Washington sacked Eli Manning a total of seven times, adding on two interceptions by DJ Swearinger, and held rookie sensation Saquon Barkley to just 38 rushing yards.
Adrian Peterson had another standout performance, racking up 149 rushing yards and both of Washington’s touchdowns.
Alex Smith has not posted the numbers that Redskins fans became used to under Kirk Cousins, but to Alex’s credit, he has not had to. Smith has been getting help from his veteran running back Adrian Peterson, and the defense who has allowed 47 points total in the three games since giving up 43 in the Monday Night Debacle in New Orleans. To put the cherry on top, the Redskins are now 5-0 this season when they score first.
Redskins will host the Atlanta Falcons next week.