3 Takeaways From the Redskins Close Victory Over the Giants

It wasn't pretty, but at the end of the day, a win is a win. The Redskins just took down the New York Giants 20-10, improving their season record to 5-6. What stood out from the Thursday night action? Here are three takeaways from Washington's win. 

3. Jamison Crowder is a Special Talent

Entering tonight's ball game, Jamison Crowder had been held without a touchdown. That changed against the Giants, as Crowder finished with seven receptions for 141 yards and a score. This was a breakout showing for the speedy receiver. The rest of the league learned that when Crowder has the ball in his hands, he's dangerous. 

2. The Offensive Line Must Improve

The Redskins were dealt a blow when OT Trent Williams was announced out before the game due to a knee injury. I get that this team has battled injuries on the line throughout the season, but tonight's showing was a nightmare. Kirk Cousins was running for his life throughout the evening and the run game struggled early on. These guys need to pick it up. 

1. Kirk Cousins Came Up Clutch Once Again

His final stat line won't blow folks away: 242 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. However, when Kirk Cousins needed to make a big-time throw, he delivered. His game-winning TD to Josh Doctson was a thing of beauty. This guy is a true gamer.