The New York Giants still need the Chicago Bears to beat the Green Bay Packers if they want to make the playoffs, but the Washington Redskins offense seem to be doing their best to make the Giants' job just a little bit easier. Rex Grossman threw what has to be the worst pass that any Redskins quarterback has thrown all season. Keith Bullock seemed almost surprised that Grossman threw the ball straight to him in an apparent miscommunication with his receiver. The veteran linebacker intercepted Grossman to give the Giants the ball on Washington's 27-yard line, but New York failed to move the ball, and Lawrence Tynes missed his first field goal in his last 17 attempts as the score remained 17-7.
With the Redskins driving the ball down into field goal range and Grossman connecting with Santana Moss repeatedly, Osi Umenyiora got the ball back for the Giants with a sack-fumble. It was Grossman's third turnover of the game. On the Redskins' next drive, following Terrence Austin's second and third career NFL receptions, the normally reliable Moss fumbled the ball on New York's 10-yard line for the Redskins' fourth turnover.
But the Redskins' defense continues to limit Eli Manning and the Giants. Aside from the 92-yard touchdown to Mario Manningham, the Giants have barely moved the ball in the second half.
With just under six minutes to play in the game, the Redskins tried something that had often worked brilliantly under Donovan McNabb, but had been largely unsuccessful to date under Grossman. This time though, it worked to perfection. Grossman hit Anthony Armstrong in the numbers on a 64-yard pass for the quarterback's second passing touchdown of the game. The Giants' lead has been trimmed to 17-14.