10 alarming Redskins-Giants halftime stats

Brian Tinsman
December 09, 2018 - 2:49 pm

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The Washington Redskins went into halftime on Sunday vs. the New York Giants with the worst home deficit in the history of FedExField: 34-0.

That's worse than the infamous Swinging Gate game at the end of the Jim Zorn era. That's worse than the Monday Night Massacre vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, when they went in with a 31-0 deficit. The difference is that the 2010 Eagles were 5-3 coming into that matchup and went on to win the NFC East with a 10-6 record.

The Giants came into this game already mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, and are battling the Redskins for last place.

Here are some other alarming stats to go with the score from Sunday's first half:

  • Mark Sanchez has just 30 yards and two interceptions, including a pick-six;
  • The Redskins as a team have as many first downs (two) as turnovers;
  • Although it is not an official stat, Redskins receivers have almost as many drops as catches (five);
  • Punter Tress Way had more punts (seven) than Sanchez had receptions (five);
  • The Giants have 284 yards of offense while the Redskins have 51;
  • Saquon Barkley has 159 yards on 10 carries, including two runs of longer than 50 yards;
  • The Giants have scored on six drives despite converting just 20 percent of third-down opportunities;
  • Time of possession is a weird one, as the Redskins actually hold a slight edge (15:37);
  • Saquon Barkley broke 100 yards rushing in the first quarter and surpasses 1,000 yards on the season;
  • Barkley has twice rushed for more yards than the Redskins accumulated in the entire first half.

The stands were also empty enough going into halftime that there weren't enough fans to make an audible boo for the home broadcast.


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