7:00 PM ET, September 4, 2008
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Giants' defense has little problem shutting down new-look Redskins
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants won the Super Bowl with defense and they kicked off defense of that title with more of the same.
Loving The Spotlight
Plaxico Burress is no stranger to playing on the big stage and showed his spotlight mettle in New York's season opener. It was the second straight season opener in which Burress set a career high in a category (last year it was TDs, this year its receptions).
|Opponent||at Cowboys||vs. Redskins|
Jim Zorn had a rough first outing with the Redskins. But he isn't the first Washington coach to lose his debut. Even the great Joe Gibbs lost in his first start.
|'81||Joe Gibbs||Cowboys||Lost||*Interim head coach|
There was only one turnover, an interception by Redskins cornerback Fred Smoot in the third quarter. ... Redskins middle linebacker London Fletcher had a game-high 17 tackles, 12 solo. ... Cornerback Aaron Ross led the Giants with eight. ...Redskins starting CB Shawn Springs was inactive because of a shin injury. ... DE Jason Taylor had two tackles in his Washington debut. ... Antwaan Randle El has seven catches for 73 yards to lead Washington.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.0||5.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-1||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||10:01||Eli Manning, 1 yd run (John Carney kick is good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 84 yds, 5:06
|FG||3:03||John Carney 24 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 9 plays, 45 yds, 4:38
|FG||11:03||John Carney 25 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 11 plays, 62 yds, 4:17
|FG||2:13||John Carney 47 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 11 plays, 57 yds, 6:21
|TD||0:20||Santana Moss, 12 yd pass from Jason Campbell (Shaun Suisham kick is good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 45 yds, 1:47