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Third Quarter Thoughts

Posted by Brian Tinsman on December 18, 2011 – 3:14 pm

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Halftime is the enemy of any team with momentum, because they risk cooling off in the locker room.

But the Redskins are sizzling like fajitas in the second half, with DeAngelo Hall picking off Eli Manning on the second play from scrimmage.  The interception was a one-handed beauty, good for Hall’s third pick of the year and 35th of his career.

This is only the second time all season that the Redskins have had two interceptions in a game, and the first time since Week 6 against the Eagles.

With the play, both opening drives of the respective halves ended quickly in turnovers.  The difference is that the Redskins capitalized with points, as Graham Gano booted it through from 43 yards out.  Washington back on top by 17: 20-3.

There’s a surreal sense of disappointment in the stadium right now.  When the Giants are on defense, there’s no emotion, even on third down plays.  Giants players are walking on and off the field, seemingly in a daze.  The only thing anyone has shown excitment to do for the last 30 minutes of football, is boo, as they did half-heartedly at the end of the quarter.

The Redskins have assumed control through the first 45 minutes, and can begin transitioning into a clock-control offense.  Through three quarters, the Redskins have leaned on the ground game, with 30-of-51 offensive plays coming via the rush.

After being punished with two deep interceptions in the first quarter, the Redskins aerial attack has embraced a short and mid-range game of safe passes and check-downs.  With each catch and run, the Redskins move the chains and roll the clock.

Special kudos to kicker Graham Gano, who battled through a mid-season slump to establish a new career high with 25 field goals on the season.  Nice work Graham, and his 11 points today have been another day of steady production for the once maligned Scotsman.

Redskins on top going into the final frame: 20-3.


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5 Responses to “Third Quarter Thoughts”

  1. By gordon lawrence on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    Talk about mixed emotions! I love the win, but oh, the cost!

    What ALLEN will have to give up to get RG3 or MATT BARKLEY if he declares will kill the next draft.

  2. By Cranky fan on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    Cut Reed Doughty.

  3. By Scott on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    Gordon! It may not be as much as you think. Only a handful of teams need QBs. And we are one of them.

  4. By dutchnblue on Dec 19, 2011 | Reply

    Gordon we all know you want Barkley. But as a fan i would much rather have a win then a chance at a higher draft pick.

  5. By gordon lawrence on Dec 19, 2011 | Reply

    Only time in 60 years i was prayin’ for a loss. Real bummer man.

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