Reporting Chuck Carroll
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins and New York Giants are tied at the half, but the score is overshadowed by a potentially crippling injury to Fred Davis.
The tight end was carted to the locker room after injuring his left Achilles while cutting to the right in the back of the end zone on 3rd and goal play late in the first quarter.
Davis was assisted off the field, hopped on one leg to the training table and eventually driven to the locker room.
Washington says Davis will not return.
Robert Griffin III orchestrated two masterful drives in the half.
A 17-play, 93-yard opening drive stalled inside the Giants’ 5-yard line giving Kai Forbath his second field goal in as many weeks.
As an encore, Griffin and the Redskins found the end zone when veteran wide receiver Sanatana Moss rumbled 26 yards on a well-designed screen to give the Redskins their first touchdown of the afternoon.
The rookie quarterback was 5-of-8 for 85 yards and the score in the first half. He tacked on an additional 42 yards on three rushes.
Rookie running back Alfred Morris again out-performed his late-round draft pick expectations. He carried the ball 13 times for 94 yards.
Kai Forthbath would contribute a pair of field goals and is now 3-for-3 in attempts since joining the Redskins less than two weeks ago.
Like Washington, New York’s Eli Manning-led offense was able to sustain long drives to chew up much of the clock.
Manning passed for 186 yards behind a 17-for-26 first half effort.
Lawrence Tynes connected on two field goal attempts, including a 39-yarder to tie the game in the closing seconds of the half.