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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Some Redskins players found extra satisfaction in Sunday’s 23-10 victory over the New York Giants because of what Giants safety Antrel Rolle said after Washington beat them in Week 1.
“We know the Redskins are not a better team than us,” Rolle said. “If we played them 100 times, they might win five.”
That quote made the rounds inside the Redskins Park locker room last week, and players kept it in mind when they took the field.
“He gave us motivation,” Redskins receiver Santana Moss said.
“It doesn’t make it not sweet,” he cackled.
A sack for Orakpo, at last
Brian Orakpo usually is a pass-rushing terror, but one glaring statistic belies that. He entered Sunday’s game with 25.5 career sacks, but in 16 games against NFC East opponents, he had only half a sack.
“I don’t think about it but it’s reality,” Orakpo said. “I finally got that monkey off my back.”
The sacks came in a flurry after halftime. Stephen Bowen, playing with a tear of the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, sacked Manning for an 8-yard loss in the third quarter. That forced a 44-yard field goal attempt that Lawrence Tynes missed.
“We tried to pin our ears back and go after him,” Bowen said.
Ryan Kerrigan then effectively sealed the victory by sacking Manning on fourth-and-goal from the 12 with 8 minutes, 53 seconds to play.
“We were trying to get him a little unfocused out there,” Orakpo said.
Thomas carted off
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