Washington 10, Chiefs 0: A lengthy 14-play, 50-yard drive wrapped up with a 19-yard field goal by Washington’s Dustin Hopkins. It almost screeched to a halt with a Jordan Reed fumble that Kansas City recovered inside its own 10-yard line, but video review overturned the call because the tight end’s knee was down. Washington has been well-balanced as an offense so far, with 79 passing yards and 41 rushing yards.
Cornerback Marcus Peters appeared to have Pryor, who is 6’4, covered pretty well on the deep pass, but the wideout used his size and some impressive concentration to haul in the catch.
The Broncos have shut down better backs than Orleans Darkwa all season. Denver held Ezekiel Elliott to just 8 yards. Melvin Gordon had 54 against the Broncos, LeSean McCoy managed just 21 yards, and Marshawn Lynch couldn’t get more than 12 yards.
Darkwa was the team’s leading rusher coming into this game with just 122 yards total over five games. He nearly matched that against the Broncos.
Being able to get things going on the ground does take a little pressure off of Manning and the offensive line. And while the line still let Manning take three sacks on Sunday, they actually were more consistent with opening lanes for Darkwa against Denver.
The offense deserves recognition, but the Giants defense was pretty damn good too.
Before Sunday, the Giants had one interception all season. They doubled up that number on Sunday, picking off Trevor Siemian twice. Janoris Jenkins returned one 43 yards for a touchdown.