Washington Redskins – 23, New York Giants – 10

Not quite the shocker of the Packers-Chiefs game, but this one was a bit of a surprise in its own right.  Rex Grossman (185 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs) and the Redskins went into the New Meadowlands and crushed the Giants’ postseason hopes.  Of course,Eli Manning’s (257 yards, 0 TDs, 3 INTs) implosion had a lot to do with that, as it became readily apparent that Eli is definitely not Peyton.  If it weren’t for the Eagles, we might be talking about the Giants being the top underachieving team this year.


Jabar Gaffney (6-85) has acted like the lead receiver for about a month now, and has continued that trend even with Santana Moss (2-40, 1 TD) returning to action.  Moss scored the touchdown, but Gaffney looked like the more effective option.

With Manning misfiring, his receiving crew didn’t have great games even though yardage was ok for some.  Hakeem Nicks (5-73) had the best game, while Mario Manningham (3-57) was able to get deep on one pass.  Victor Cruz (5-44) fell back to Earth, letting down his fantasy owners that were expecting a big week against a suspect secondary.

Roy Helu (23 car., 53 yards; 3 rec., 16 yards) didn’t find much success against the Giants defense, but he did continue to get the most carries which was something.  This game was a bit of a disappointment considering the Redskins had the ball most of the game, and the Giants defense was tiring in the second half.

Ahmad Bradshaw (10 car., 58 yards, 1 TD; 3 rec., 21 yards) returned to the lineup full time and pushed Brandon Jacobs (8 car., 33 yards) back to the secondary option where he belongs.  As long as Bradshaw is getting the majority of snaps, he’s worth a play as a RB3 or Flex.