Handing out labels following Skins games, this time a 20-14 win over NY.
Kirk Cousins — On the first drive, Cousins floated an out to the left sideline. Watching live, it appeared the Giants CB cut on the ball and caught it going the other way for a pick-six. In that moment, things had gone to pot real quick, just like the last Giants game. Fortunately, he dropped the ball. Cousins went on to complete 69% of his passes for 302 yards and a 114 QB rating. Wish he’d play like this on the road. (His rating at home is a Brady-esque 111; on the road it’s a Foles-esque 71.)
Alfred Morris — Nothing spectacular, but he was well-fed (23 carries). It’s good when he’s well-fed.
Matt Jones — No fumbles! Also took a screen pass 45 yards.
The O-line — Did you see the blocking on that 45-yard screen? Also gave up no sacks and got the run game going a little bit.
Bashaud Breeland — Odell Beckham Jr. got his, but Breeland went toe-to-toe with the NFL’s best.
The whole dang secondary — Not sure how this patchwork bunch did it, but they picked Eli Manning three times, holding him scoreless through three.
Ryan Kerrigan — Looked great and picked up two sacks. Now on pace for 9.5, exactly in line with his 2011-14 average.
DeSean Jackson — Scored a 63-yard TD, after backpedaling across the goal line, as one does.
ODB — Such a bad man.
Jay Gruden — It’s December, and the Redskins are in first place. Holy shit.
#Redskins still lack division-winning talent, have suffered many injuries, and are still navigating QB quandary. Gruden keeping it together.
— Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) November 29, 2015
When the Skins win the division and host a playoff game remember they're 5-1 at home. Sorry I'm delirious.
— Mr. Irrelevant (@MrIrrelevantDC) November 29, 2015
Jordan Reed — Three penalties in the first quarter. Also eight catches on nine targets for 98 yards. Now has a career high in yards (541) and is catching 73% of balls thrown his way.
Special teams — Allowed a blocked FG. It’s been awhile since they gave us much to complain about.
"Redskins’ remaining opponents have a combined winning percentage of .364, teams the Giants have left are .600." https://t.co/IEBkZuWgzq
— Chris Mottram (@ChrisMottram) November 30, 2015