The Redskins are going to have another long week ahead of them. Washington was dominated in all phases of the game against the Giants, falling 31-7.
This game came down to three aspects for the Redskins: getting dominated on the offensive line, the defensive line, and committing turnovers.
On offense, the Redskins were unable to give Donovan McNabb consistent protection in the pocket, and as a result, McNabb was sacked 4 times, and hit several other times on passes he was able to get off. It also didn't help that when he was able to get the pass off, receivers who were open were unable to catch the ball. Fred Davis, Mike Sellers, Chris Cooley and Anthony Armstrong each had a drop in this game, with each contributing to the Redskins' offensive futility. Add that to the fact that the Redskins had 6 turnovers in the game, and that spells a bad day for the Redskins offense.
On defense, the Redskins allowed the Giants to score touchdowns on their first two drives, and from there, were not able to adjust to what New York was doing offensively. The Giants rushed for 197 yards, with Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs rushing for two touchdowns a piece. The Redskins defensive line were unable to get any push, giving the Giants runners gaping holes to run through. On most plays, the ball carrier was not touched until he reached the secondary. The defensive secondary was also exploited for it's lack of depth due to injury. When Eli Manning did throw, he would throw to the receivers who were matched up on the Redskins backup corners, who were unable to stop the Giants receivers.
Mike Shanahan was already in for another week of questions, as he decided to deactivate Albert Haynesworth just before the game. But after the result of this game, it looks like he'll have a lot more questions to answer than he had hoped.