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Redskins beat Giants 20-10 in turkey of a Thanksgiving game

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) In one particularly embarrassing fourth-quarter sequence that drew boos from the home crowd, Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins went from planning to punt on fourth-and-1 to calling timeout and deciding to go for it, to drawing a delay-of-game penalty and, in the end, punting anyway.

Which, naturally, elicited more jeers.

By the end, Cousins was hearing cheers, because he made up for a pick-6 by showing the patience to produce a pair of second-half TD passes on slow-developing plays, helping the Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night on a drab field in a drab game between two injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time.

''There were several plays that I would chalk up to the fact that they were sloppy because it was a short week. We just didn't have the reps that we needed to,'' said Cousins, who was 19 for 31 for 242 yards. ''I'm just glad we found a way to win.''

The two NFC East rivals combined for more punts (nine) than points (six) in the first half, which ended 3-all on a pair of short field goals - from 30 yards by New York's Aldrick Rosas, and 28 by Washington's Nick Rose. The big play on Washington's lone scoring ''drive'' of the half? A 37-yard flag for pass interference on New York's Ross Cockrell; the entire possession covered 38 yards.

But Cousins, for whom every game is seemingly a referendum on whether Washington (5-6) should sign him to a long-term deal, connected with Jamison Crowder on a 15-yard pass in the third quarter that broke a 3-all tie, and with Josh Doctson on a 14-yarder with 3 1/2 minutes remaining in the game.

On the Crowder play, Cousins was flushed out of the pocket and bought time by moving to his right before throwing into the end zone, where his receiver was ''pretty wide open,'' according to the QB. On the one to Doctson, Cousins looked for another receiver but eventually came back to last year's first-round draft pick, saying, ''He got separation and made a great catch.''

In between, cornerback Janoris Jenkins intercepted Cousins' pass and returned the ball 53 yards to make it 10-all.

That one play involved more yardage than Eli Manning and the Giants (2-9) generated in the entire second half.

''Not very good,'' coach Ben McAdoo summed up.

They gained 47 yards and one solitary first down over the last two quarters. One possession ended with an interception by Manning, four ended with punts, and another dissolved when they turned the ball over on downs.

''It's no fun losing. It's no fun not scoring enough points offensively. It can wear you out. It can test you,'' said Manning, who was 13 for 27 for 113 yards. ''You have to keep going to the drawing board and find ways to play better.''

This was the first time the Redskins had hosted a game on Thanksgiving, and they and the Giants didn't exactly treat the national TV audience to a thriller. More of a snoozer.

Given the ugliness, perhaps it was fitting that it was contested on a terrible-looking field. A large swath of brown ran down the middle, all the way from one end zone to the other.

Route-runners stumbled and fell for no apparent reason. Redskins back Samaje Perine gained 3 yards on five carries in the first half, although he did finish the game with 24 runs for 100 yards. Some fans on Twitter blamed the shaky footing for Cousins' poor throw that turned into Jenkins' score.

The ineptness was on display all night, never moreso than on what Redskins coach Jay Gruden called ''football folly'' - that botched fourth-down gong show that he blamed on a player who was supposed to be in the game but wasn't because he had taken off a shoe.

What?

Yes.

Maybe all the issues were a result of being so depleted by injuries: Washington has placed 15 players on injured reserve this season, including its top two running backs, and New York's total is 14, including star receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Both offensive lines have been particular areas of concern, and Thursday was no different. The Redskins were missing three starters, while the Giants were using their eighth starting combination of the season.

So maybe it was no surprise that there were 10 sacks, plus penalties for false starts and holding.

In the game's first eight possessions, the club combined for seven punts and one turnover on downs, when the Redskins failed to convert a fourth-and-1 in Giants territory thanks to Doctson's dropped pass. Indeed, there were the same number of drops as first downs (four) in that stretch.

CROWDER COMES THROUGH

Crowder had a game-high seven catches - no other player on either team had more than three - for 141 yards and his first score of the season.

INJURIES

Giants: LB Deontae Skinner (hamstring), LB Curtis Grant (right leg), CB Donte Deayon (forearm and jaw).

UP NEXT

Giants: At Oakland on Dec. 3. The Raiders are another playoff team a year ago that is under .500 currently.

Redskins: A second consecutive Thursday night game, this one Nov. 30 at the Dallas Cowboys, a team that won 33-19 at Washington last month.

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Key Players
O. Darkwa 26 RB
30 RuYds, 9 ReYds, REC
3
FPTS
J. Crowder 80 WR
141 ReYds, ReTD, 7 RECs
20
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:54
6-N.Rose 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
4
yds
00:18
pos
10
20
Point After TD 3:31
6-N.Rose extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
17
Touchdown 3:31
8-K.Cousins complete to 18-J.Doctson. 18-J.Doctson runs 14 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
65
yds
05:02
pos
10
16
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:52
2-A.Rosas extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
10
Touchdown 3:07
8-K.Cousins incomplete. Intended for 34-B.Marshall INTERCEPTED by 20-J.Jenkins at NYG 47. 20-J.Jenkins runs 53 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
53
yds
0:00
pos
9
10
Point After TD 6:32
6-N.Rose extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
10
Touchdown 6:32
8-K.Cousins complete to 80-J.Crowder. 80-J.Crowder runs 15 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
60
yds
03:31
pos
3
9
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:18
6-N.Rose 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
75
yds
00:46
pos
3
3
Field Goal 4:05
2-A.Rosas 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
16
plays
70
yds
08:24
pos
3
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 25:23 34:37
1st Downs 7 17
Rushing 1 5
Passing 6 10
Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Conv 2-14 4-15
4th Down Conv 1-2 0-1
Total Net Yards 170 327
Total Plays 55 68
Avg Gain 3.1 4.8
Net Yards Rushing 84 123
Rush Attempts 24 31
Avg Rush Yards 3.5 4.0
Net Yards Passing 86 204
Comp. - Att. 13-27 19-31
Yards Per Pass 3.2 6.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-27 6-38
Penalties - Yards 6-79 8-55
Touchdowns 1 2
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 1 0
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 9-41.2 7-44.0
Return Yards 100 58
Punts - Returns 2-8 4-20
Kickoffs - Returns 2-39 2-38
Int. - Returns 1-53 1-0
Kicking 2/2 4/4
Extra Points 1/1 2/2
Field Goals 1/1 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 0-1 -0% 2-4 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Giants 2-9 037010
Redskins 5-6 0371020
86 PASS YDS 204
84 RUSH YDS 123
170 TOTAL YDS 327
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
E. Manning 10 QB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
48.1% 113 0 1 44.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 2411 14 7 84.1
E. Manning 13/27 113 0 1 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
W. Gallman 22 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 37 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
63 260 0
W. Gallman 9 37 0 9 3
O. Darkwa 26 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
112 519 2
O. Darkwa 11 30 0 6 3
S. Vereen 34 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 115 0
S. Vereen 3 18 0 11 1
E. Manning 10 QB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 25 1
E. Manning 1 -1 0 -1 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. King 12 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 36 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 147 1
T. King 4 2 36 0 27 3
R. Lewis 18 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 247 2
R. Lewis 7 3 26 0 19 2
E. Engram 88 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 44 470 5
E. Engram 7 3 18 0 14 1
S. Vereen 34 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 201 0
S. Vereen 2 1 9 0 9 1
R. Ellison 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 87 1
R. Ellison 1 1 9 0 9 0
O. Darkwa 26 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 93 0
O. Darkwa 1 1 9 0 9 3
W. Gallman 22 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 61 1
W. Gallman 2 2 6 0 5 3
T. Rudolph 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 66 0
T. Rudolph 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
L. Collins 21 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
13-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
64-22 2 0.0
L. Collins 13-2 0.0 0 0
K. Sheppard 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 0.0
K. Sheppard 5-2 0.0 0 0
R. Cockrell 37 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-7 0 0.0
R. Cockrell 5-0 0.0 0 0
J. Pierre-Paul 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-14 0 6.0
J. Pierre-Paul 3-2 2.0 0 0
J. Bromley 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-4 0 1.0
J. Bromley 3-1 0.0 0 0
A. Adams 33 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-0 0 0.0
A. Adams 2-0 0.0 0 0
O. Vernon 54 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-10 1 3.5
O. Vernon 2-3 1.5 0 0
J. Casillas 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-10 0 0.0
J. Casillas 2-4 0.0 0 0
D. Harrison 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-20 1 1.5
D. Harrison 2-1 0.5 0 0
D. Deayon 38 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
D. Deayon 2-0 0.0 0 0
N. Berhe 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 1.0
N. Berhe 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Grant 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-4 0 0.0
C. Grant 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Kennard 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-13 0 3.0
D. Kennard 2-2 1.0 0 0
D. Thompson 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-8 1 0.0
D. Thompson 1-2 0.0 0 0
P. Perkins 28 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Perkins 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Tomlinson 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-14 0 1.0
D. Tomlinson 1-1 1.0 0 0
W. Gallman 22 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
W. Gallman 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Rudolph 19 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Rudolph 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Thomas 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-7 0 0.0
R. Thomas 0-2 0.0 0 0
J. Jenkins 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-4 3 0.0
J. Jenkins 0-0 0.0 1 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Rosas 2 K
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
13/18 15/16
A. Rosas 1/1 30 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Wing 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
9 41.2 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
63 44.5 11
B. Wing 9 41.2 1 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Vereen 34 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 19.5 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 21.7 30 0
S. Vereen 2 19.5 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Raymond 83 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 4.0 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 6.0 33 0
K. Raymond 2 4.0 8 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
K. Cousins 8 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.3% 242 2 1 93.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.2% 3038 19 6 101.1
K. Cousins 19/31 242 2 1 19
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
S. Perine 32 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
24 100 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
113 427 1
S. Perine 24 100 0 16 13
B. Marshall 34 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 20 0
B. Marshall 4 18 0 11 2
K. Cousins 8 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
36 145 3
K. Cousins 3 4 0 7 19
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Crowder 80 WR
20
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 7 141 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 46 561 1
J. Crowder 10 7 141 1 38 20
S. Perine 32 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 94 1
S. Perine 4 3 30 0 11 13
J. Doctson 18 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 28 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 328 4
J. Doctson 4 2 28 1 14 8
N. Paul 84 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 56 0
N. Paul 5 3 16 0 8 1
M. Harris 13 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 62 1
M. Harris 2 2 12 0 7 1
B. Marshall 34 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 12 0
B. Marshall 2 1 12 0 12 2
R. Grant 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 31 341 3
R. Grant 2 1 3 0 3 0
V. Davis 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 527 1
V. Davis 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
Z. Brown 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
73-37 0 2.0
Z. Brown 6-3 0.0 0 0
D. Everett 22 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-8 0 0.0
D. Everett 5-2 0.0 0 0
S. McGee 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-14 0 0.0
S. McGee 4-2 0.0 0 0
D. Swearinger 36 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-12 3 0.0
D. Swearinger 3-1 0.0 0 0
R. Kerrigan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-10 1 9.0
R. Kerrigan 3-2 2.0 0 0
A. Lanier 72 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 2.0
A. Lanier 2-0 1.0 0 0
Z. Hood 90 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 0.0
Z. Hood 2-2 0.0 0 0
Q. Dunbar 47 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-3 1 0.0
Q. Dunbar 2-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Vigil 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
Z. Vigil 2-2 0.0 0 0
B. Breeland 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-7 0 0.0
B. Breeland 1-1 0.0 0 0
R. Anderson 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
R. Anderson 1-0 0.0 0 0
P. Robertson 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
P. Robertson 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Norman 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-11 0 0.0
J. Norman 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Galette 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 2.0
J. Galette 1-0 1.0 0 1
K. Fuller 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-9 4 0.0
K. Fuller 0-0 0.0 1 0
A. Francis 64 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
A. Francis 0-2 0.0 0 0
M. Ioannidis 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-9 0 3.0
M. Ioannidis 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Harvey-Clemons 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
J. Harvey-Clemons 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
N. Rose 6 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
10/11 15/16
N. Rose 2/2 33 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 44.0 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
50 44.9 20
T. Way 7 44.0 4 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Marshall 34 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 19.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 19.0 21 0
B. Marshall 2 19.0 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Crowder 80 WR
20
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 5.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
17 5.2 18 0
J. Crowder 4 5.0 14 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 NYG 23 1:22 3 6 Punt
11:43 NYG 20 2:41 5 12 Punt
7:56 NYG 30 1:09 4 11 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:58 NYG 41 1:50 5 22 Punt
12:29 NYG 28 8:24 16 70 FG
1:30 NYG 3 0:16 3 3 Punt
0:13 NYG 25 0:00 1 -1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:51 NYG 15 1:37 4 21 Punt
6:27 NYG 27 0:48 3 2 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:00 NYG 6 1:10 3 8 Punt
10:06 NYG 15 1:21 3 1 Punt
3:31 NYG 25 1:12 4 56 Fumble
1:49 NYG 25 0:33 3 -13 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:21 WAS 36 1:26 3 9 Punt
8:53 WAS 21 0:46 4 12 Punt
6:40 WAS 27 4:35 8 32 Downs
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:11 WAS 5 1:33 3 8 Punt
3:54 WAS 10 2:15 7 51 Punt
1:04 NYG 48 0:46 4 75 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WAS 25 3:00 6 20 Punt
10:03 NYG 50 3:31 8 60 TD
5:29 WAS 33 2:22 6 57 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:45 WAS 10 2:14 9 46 Punt
11:41 NYG 49 1:27 4 9 Punt
8:33 WAS 40 5:02 9 65 TD
2:12 NYG 19 0:18 3 4 FG
1:08 WAS 13 0:39 2 -2 Game