Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/22/12
After a lackluster start to the season, the New York Giants defense played with a purpose in the second half against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
Finally.
In what everyone was calling a trap game, and facing one of the best rookie quarterbacks in recent history, the Giants came out strong against the Redskins and Robert Griffin III, making some believe that asset that drove New York to two super bowls over the past four years may very well be taking form.
For the first time all season, defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, and Osi Umenyiora all recorded a sack, and the Giants overall were able to pressure the former Heisman winner much more heavily in the second half as New York rallied for a 27-23 win to assert it as the best team in the NFC East.… Read more
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