Dwayne Haskins exits the game with an ankle injury (14:43 third quarter): Haskins, Washington’s rookie quarterback, was every bit as good as Jones in the first half, completing 12 of 15 passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns. On the first play of the third quarter, Giants linebacker Markus Golden dragged Haskins down by his left leg for a sack. Haskins remained on the turf for a minute and, after walking off the field, was taken into the locker room on a cart for further evaluation with the Redskins trailing, 28-14. Haskins returned to the sideline later in the third quarter, but Case Keenum played the rest of the game.
Pass interference penalty extends Redskins’ drive (0:41 fourth quarter): On fourth and goal from the 3 with Washington trailing 35-28, Case Keenum’s pass intended for Steven Sims Jr. fell incomplete. Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine was flagged for pass interference on the play, giving the Redskins a first and goal on the 1. Keenum scored on a bootleg on the next play — officials ruled he crossed the plane of the goal line before losing control of the ball — and Dustin Hopkins drilled the extra point to tie the game.
Hale Hentges makes a diving catch (3:18 fourth quarter): The Redskins’ game-tying drive covered 99 yards over six minutes and featured several highlight-worthy plays. On third and nine from the Washington 2, Case Keenum connected with Steven Sims Jr. for a 32-yard gain. Fellow rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin made a leaping grab along the right sideline to give the Redskins a first-and-goal. The best play of the march came on third and five from the Washington 39. Keenum scrambled to his left and threw across his body in the direction of Hale Hentges, who made a diving catch for a 22-yard gain. Hentges, Washington’s backup tight end, made his first career touchdown catch in the first half.
Nate Orchard blocks a punt (14:38 fourth quarter): The Redskins trailed by 14 points early in the fourth quarter and appeared to have been backed up to their own 2-yard line after a 60-yard punt by Riley Dixon. A holding penalty on Giants safety Michael Thomas negated the play and forced Dixon to punt again. Redskins linebacker Nate Orchard blocked Dixon’s next attempt, giving Washington the ball at the New York 17. After a pass interference penalty in the end zone, Adrian Peterson dove across the goal line to make it a one-score game.
Sterling Shepard gives the Giants the lead (12:21 first quarter): The Giants received the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards on five plays. On second and nine from the Washington 23, Daniel Jones found Shepard wide open down the left sideline for a touchdown. Shepard got behind cornerback Aaron Colvin, and safety Landon Collins was a step too slow to make a play on the ball.
Haskins answers with a touchdown pass (7:37 first quarter): The Redskins responded by scoring on their first possession for the first time since Vernon Davis’s touchdown catch in Week 1. Haskins capped the nine-play drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Steven Sims Jr., who made a diving catch in the end zone after Haskins scrambled to keep the play alive.
Saquon Barkley scores on a long touchdown run (6:46 first quarter): In a game that featured touchdowns on the opening five possessions, it didn’t take long for the Giants to reclaim the lead. On the second play of New York’s second drive, Barkley found a huge hole up the middle. Montae Nicholson had a chance to prevent an even bigger gain, but Barkley juked the Redskins safety and outraced everyone to the end zone for a 67-yard touchdown.
Cody Latimer scores before halftime (0:38 second quarter): The Giants began their final drive of the first half with 2:19 on the clock and no timeouts. That was more than enough time for Daniel Jones. One play after Jones connected with Golden Tate on a third-down catch that set up first and goal, he found Latimer for a 10-yard score that gave New York a two-touchdown lead.
- Dwayne Haskins exited with an ankle injury after being sacked on Washington’s first play from scrimmage in the third quarter and did not return. Haskins played well in the first half, completing 12 of 15 passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns.
- Fellow rookie quarterback Daniel Jones had a career day for New York. Jones completed 28 of 42 passes for 352 yards and five touchdowns. He joined Fran Tarkenton and Deshaun Watson as the only quarterbacks to throw at least four touchdown passes without an interception in three games as a rookie.
- Giants running back Saquon Barkley was unstoppable. The second-year pro rushed for 189 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries and had four catches for 90 yards and another touchdown.
- Redskins rookie wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. had a pair of touchdown catches in defeat, one each from Haskins and Case Keenum.
- Washington lost its ninth straight game against an NFC East opponent, but improved its draft position in the process. If Miami wins or ties against the Bengals today, the Redskins can clinch the No. 2 pick in next year’s draft with a loss to the Cowboys next week.
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