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The New York Giants may control their own destiny as far as the playoffs go, but the Redskins certainly controlled this game.  Despite early game mistakes, they quickly seized the lead and never let go, dominating their division opponents for the second time this season. (Antrel Rolle may want to re-think his math a little bit.) The Good: In the absence of Fred Davis, many players have stepped up and become surprisingly important targets on offense. The Redskins second and third string players, many of whom are rookies, proved yet again that they are able to handle a heavy workload with a game day attitude that far surpasses their experience. This is not to imply that they played a perfect game or have had a seamless transition into the starting role.  But overall, their performance has been impressive, with this game being no exception. Redskins never let up the lead in second straight victory against division opponents The offense was able to convert on third down 8 out of 15 times. They got a first down 9 times by passing and 8 times by rushing, giving the impression of a well-balanced offense. Grossman seemed to be thinking (and staying) more on his feet, and executed plays more efficiently, in less time. Kyle Shanahan attempted, with a good deal of success, to strike a delicate balance between a conservative and aggressive offense. Moss, who needed to redeem himself after a lackluster performance last week, showed that he’s still got it. And once again Grossman had no shortage of targets. Both offense and defense did a much better job of seizing opportunities and turning them into points. The defense, who almost undoubtedly leads the league in hypothetical turnovers (in other words, had they been able to hold onto the ball), made some spectacular interceptions, which the offense was then able to capitalize on 2 of the 3 times. DeAngelo Hall also sought redemption after his emotions resulted in a costly penalty last week. When his temper is off however, he is on, as he reminded fans on Sunday with his impressive one-handed interception.   Manning throws 3 interceptions as Redskins defense has another strong game The Bad: When the Redskins played the Giants in the season opener, Grossman had his only interception-free game of the season. Perhaps the expectation of a repeat performance was too much pressure for Sexy-Rexy, as he quickly put an end to any talks of that possibility by throwing an interception on the very first play of the game. And then another on their third possession, not even halfway through the first quarter. One he got that out of the way however, he managed to throw the ball exclusively to his own teammates. He just had to get it out of his system; old habits die hard after all. The offensive line continues to be an area of weakness, and greatly hinders Grossmans ability to buy enough time to find a target and execute the play. Penalties also plagued the Redskins this week, though not to the degree they have in the past. Helu’s injury could be a major blow to the Redskins newly developed ground game. And while there was a wide array of targets for Grossman on offense, many of them remain largely inconsistent. The Ugly: In the spirit of optimism, I’m going to skip this section this week. Sure, we all know that the Redskins, in typical Redskins fashion, had one of their best performances when it was too late to change the outcome of the season. But the skins played a darn good game this week, and even came away with the win against a tough division opponent. So for now I will choose instead to join my fellow skins fans in basking in a rare moment of glory in what has been incredibly difficult season.   FINAL SCORE: 23-10 Hail Yeah

Antrel Rolle criticizes practice attendance

The Giants lost Sunday, but in Antrel Rolle's mind, they already were losing during their week of preparation for the Redskins.

Tall Tales – After Action Review

According to Antrel Rolle, if the Giants and the Redskins played 100 times the Giants would win 99 of them They played each other twice in 2011, and the Redskins won both, so the law of averages was defied. Quite honestly, this was an ugly … [visit site to read more] Tall Tales – After Action Review - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - A NY Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Antrel Rolle: Redskins clearly better team than Giants

Antrel Rolle started last week’s only juicy story line back in Week 1, when he expressed his frustration at the Giants’ loss to the Redskins. “As a team and organization, we know that the Washington Redskins is not a better team than us,” Rolle told WFAN back in September. “We know that hands down. If we played them 100 times, they might win five. They won that day...

Rolle calls out Giants teammates for missing practice

The Giants lost a game in pathetic fashion on Sunday. It seems as if Antrel Rolle believes the game was lost earlier in the week. In a rant that came out of the blue after the Giants were ripped 23-10 by the Redskins, Rolle pointed the finger at unidentified teammates...

Giants’ Antrel Rolle blasts teammates for not practicing

Last week, New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle (seen above, participating in yet another dynamic ankle tackle) took to the airwaves, slamming those in the media who would dare blame him for Dez Bryant's touchdown catch in the Giants' eventual 37-34 squeaker win. After insisting that anyone who thought he was burned by Bryant didn't know what the hell they were talking...

Giants' Antrel Rolle says team is flashing energy in practice

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Rolle Backs Down From Percentage Odds

If the Redskins have only a one-to-five percent chance of beating the Giants, then they must be one of the luckiest teams ever. That’s what Giants safety Antrel Rolle had to accept, following his team’s second loss to the Redskins in as many chances.  With his trash talking turned to bad math, he finally had to admit that the Redskins were the better team this year (via CSNWashington...

Rolle reversal: Coughlin takes shot at Antrel 

Antrel Rolle called out his teammates for lacking heart on Sunday. A day later, Tom Coughlin called out the Giants’ cornerback for his public comments.

Giants just don't look complete

In one sense, I was really surprised about the Giants losing on Sunday. But once you really think about it, what's really surprising about it? I can say that about the whole NFC East. Dallas, New York and Philadelphia (particularly early on and now that they're red-hot) have all been up and down. The entire NFC East has been a rollercoaster. One week Dallas stepped to the...

Grossman: Rolle trash talk fired up Redskins

Quarterback Rex Grossman said the Washington Redskins did take offense to Antrel Rolle's comments that the Giants would beat their division rival "99" out of 100 times.

Giants look to put hex on ex

Brandon Jacobs called Plaxico Burress a “dangerous weapon,” Antrel Rolle hyped his play in the red zone and Aaron Ross proclaimed that he is once again one of the league’s finest wideouts.
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