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Redskins Vs. Giants: Redskins Trail The Giants 21-0 At The Half

Through the first half, it looks like the injury depleted Redskins are missing every one of their missing players, as they trail the Giants 21-0.

The Redskins have not been effective on either side of the ball, with the offensive and defensive lines being the main culprits.

On defense, the Redskins are not getting any push whatsoever as the Giants offensive line has had their way with them. Eli Manning has had all day in the pocket to survey the field, hitting wide open receivers who are matched up against backup cornerbacks, but for the Giants, it has been their running game that has been most effective. The G-Men have gained 139 rushing yards in the first half, with all three scores on the ground. The defensive line for the Redskins, which was talent deficient even with Haynesworth in the lineup, has been down-right dreadful without him. 

On the offensive side of the ball, the Redskins have big breakdowns at key moments of drives. The Redskins have been unable to contain the Giants ferocious pass rush, as McNabb has been sacked twice and hit numerous times on every dropback. The Redskins were able to create some modest running lanes for running backs Keiland Williams and James Davis, but as the Giants lead continues to increase, it becomes less likely that they will continue to run the ball.

For the Redskins, this game has come down to two phases, playing well on both the offensive and defensive lines.