The New York Giants are on the board first in this NFL week 1 showdown against the Washington Redskins. Eli Manning ran in a touchdown from two yards out, and the Giants lead, 7-0,with 9:53 to go in the first quarter.
The big play of the drive actually came the play before. On third down, Manning was flushed out of the pocket, but found time to deliver a long pass to Hakeem Nicks. The play went for 68 yards, and Nicks was bumped out of bounds at the two-yard line. Safety Reed Doughty bit on the underneath route and Nicks sprinted right past him to get open.
The Redskins have not looked sharp offensively early. Rex Grossman has yet to complete a pass on his four attempts.