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Author: Jon Kuzma
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It wasn’t an easy win for the Washington Redskins by any means but they managed to knock off the New York Giants 20-10 for a Thanksgiving night victory. Kirk Cousins in particular threw for 242 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. That paved the way for Washington and Cousins was definitely the better quarterback on this night. The Redskins also got a huge boost from their ground game and Samje Perine was the man reason why. Perine rushed for 100 yards on 24 rushing attempts and really set the tone for the Redskins. Jamison Crowder was pretty effective in this contest as well he contributed 141 receiving yards and 1 touchdown in the triumph. So it’s obvious that Washington had their offense going in both phases of the game (run and pass) which ultimately propelled them past Big Blue. Eli Manning did all he could for the opposing Giants he tossed for 113 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 1 interception. The real problem with New York in this match up is the reality that not one player had 100 yards rushing or receiving. In fact Wayne Gallman was the Giants top performing skill player and he only managed to put up 37 rushing yards. That type of output isn’t going to get it done in this league and someone needed to step up for Ben McAdoo’s football team. Fortunately for the Redskins they had Zach Brown who stepped up for their defense. Brown led Washington with a team high 9 tackles. Ryan Kerrigan was extremely effective in this match up too he put up 5 touchdowns and 2 sacks. The Giants on the other hand were led by Landon Collins who recorded an impressive 14 tackles. Jason Pierre-Paul had one of his better nights as well he recorded 5 tackles and 2 sacks. Overall though Jay Gruden put a better product on the field and that’s why Washington ultimately walked away successful.
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