REDSKINS’ OFFENSE: DOWN
Campbell and Co. might not have scored any TDs if the defense hadn’t set them up with turnovers.
TOM COUGHLIN: UP
Embattled Giants coach is safe — for at least one more week.
THROWBACK UNIFORMS: UP
Was that Billy Kilmer or Jason Campbell in the No. 17 canary yellow uniform?
PLAY OF THE GAME
Quarter: Fourth, 0:25 remaining
Score: Giants 24, Redskins 17
Situation: Redskins’ ball, fourth-and-goal at the New York 1.
The play: Ladell Betts took Jason Campbell’s handoff on the left side and was met quickly by Giants linebacker Kawika Mitchell. Linebacker Antonio Pierce dropped Betts for a 2-yard loss that ended the Redskins’ comeback attempt.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
The Giants receiver exploited the Redskins’ secondary with his explosiveness and 6-foot-5 frame. Burress caught two passes of 15 yards each to set up New York’s first touchdown, a 23-yarder that led to the game-tying touchdown and a 33-yarder for the game-winning touchdown.
SHARING THE LOAD
Portis could have used a tip from coach Janky Spanky about holding on to the ball — his fourth-quarter fumble cost the Redskins the game.
Betts shared the workload with Portis in the opener but wasn’t a factor yesterday until he failed to score on the final two plays.
DETROIT LIONS at WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Oct. 7, 1 p.m.
Where: FedEx Field
TV/radio: Chs. 5, 45, AM-730, FM-92.7, FM-94.3, FM-100.3
Outlook: The Lions jumped to a 2-0 start this season, but the Eagles brought them back to earth yesterday in Philadelphia — hard. The Eagles racked up 478 yards and 42 points in the first half en route to a 56-21 laugher.
The Lions have big-time weapons in wideouts Roy Williams, Calvin Johnson, Shaun McDonald and Mike Furrey, plus quarterback Jon Kitna and running back Tatum Bell.
But giving Redskins offensive mastermind Al Saunders two weeks to come up with ways to shred the Lions poor-us defense is unfair. Redskins coach Joe Gibbs is 11-0 against Detroit.