EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 21: Martellus Bennett #85 of the New York Giants signals a first down after a catch against Madieu Williams #41 of the Washington Redskins and Josh Wilson #26 of during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
I can't help but believe that this is somehow John Wall's fault.
In the Meadowlands, the Washington Redskins did not "Have A Nice Day" as they could not extend their two-game winning streak against the New York Giants. Instead, the 'Skins went down in a "Blaze Of Glory" in a 27-23 loss.
The first half featured some solid football from both teams as the 'Skins and Giants went into halftime tied at 13-13. The second half, however, was one that the Redskins won't be commemorating anytime soon.
After only committing five turnovers all season, Washington turned the ball over on three consecutive possessions in the third and fourth quarters (two fumbles, one interception). The Giants took a 20-13 lead early in the fourth quarter on an Ahmad Bradshaw one-yard run and looked to be in control when they recovered a Robert Griffin III fumble, but on the very next play, Rob Jackson intercepted Eli Manning to regain possession.
Kai Forbath's field goal cut the deficit to 20-16 and Washington forced New York to punt on their ensuing possession. The Redskins were down to what would have been their final play of the game with a 4th-and-10 at their own 23 yard line, but Griffin eluded several defenders and found Logan Paulsen for the first down. Three plays later, Santana Moss' 30-yard touchdown pass gave the Redskins a late 23-20 lead as they were "Livin' On A Prayer." I'll stop now.
Yet, if there is one quarterback that can lead his team to a fourth-quarter comeback victory, it is Manning, and he did just that for the 24th time. His 77-yard pass to Victor Cruz with 1:13 left restored the Giants' lead at 27-23. With one more chance for some last-minute heroics, Moss fumbled the ball and the Giants recovered, effectively ending the game with about 30 seconds left.
"Who Says You Can't Go Home?" Okay, I lied. I wasn't done. But really, the Redskins will have to wait to do so as they face another road challenge next Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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