NFL Postseason 2017 Update – The New York Giants spoiled what would have been a Washington Redskins’ playoff appearance with a 19-10 victory on Sunday. The Redskins wanted the win to get a chance to make the playoffs but struggled all game against a Giants team that was already in the postseason before the game started.
Eli Manning was consistent throwing 17-of-27 passes for 180 yards although he did not record a touchdown. He outplayed counterpart Kirk Cousins, who had 287 yards but was intercepted twice including a crucial interception when Washington had a chance to tie or take the lead late in the game.
Disappointing end to Redskins’ campaign this year
Cousins and the Redskins could not capitalize on a Giants squad that was at times holding back since they already made the playoffs.
“You don’t come out and lose and like that,” Redskins cornerback Josh Norman stated to ESPN. “That right there was just disgusting, it was despicable. … That right there, it’s not football.”
All Redskins players were disappointed with the lost chance to make the playoffs this year.
“Any time you lose a game, it’s disappointing. Any time you have a situation in your hands to make it to the next level, and you don’t capitalize that, it’s disappointing,” Washington defensive end Chris Baker added via the team’s website.
“Everybody’s hurt, as we should [feel],” Washington cornerback Bashaud Breeland stated. “We had the opportunity to go out there and make it to the playoffs and we didn’t.”
A Redskins victory over the Giants, who already clinched the NFC wildcard before the game, would have allowed Washington to join their division rivals in the NFL postseason 2017.
The Green Bay Packers (10-6) defeated the Detroit Lions (9-7) later Sunday night and both made the NFL playoffs. Washington’s record is at 8-7-1, which means a win would have booted out the Lions from the postseason.
Eli Manning (Photo Courtesy: Mike Morbeck/Flickr)