Ryan Kerrigan up, Jordan Reed's blocking down in Redskins win

Quinton Dunbar, Odell Beckham Jr., earn game balls (1:59)

The Redskins' secondary turned to a former receiver Sunday and he provided one of the bigger plays of the game; meanwhile, Beckham did what he does every week: make unbelievable catches. (1:59)

LANDOVER, Md. -- A look at the Washington Redskins players and coaches who were "up" and those who were "down" in the team's 20-14 win over the New York Giants on Sunday.


CB Quinton Dunbar: He intercepted a pass in the end zone and made a deflection on another play that made him look like a 10-year vet. But Dunbar is only in his first year playing corner. Still, his size, speed and instincts give him skills to work with at corner and his smarts give him a shot to develop into a consistently solid player at some point.

LB Ryan Kerrigan: He had one of his most active games in a while. In truth, his pass rushes hadn't been bad lately, he just wasn’t finishing. Sunday, he finished with two sacks and brought consistent pressure. Kerrigan also finished with three of the Redskins’ eight quarterback hurries. They need him making plays down the stretch.

QB Kirk Cousins:It was his best game vs. the New York Giants and his first win in four tries against them. Cousins had a coolly efficient game, completing 20 of 29 passes for 302 yards and a touchdown. He was not the star of the game, but he operated with the efficiency Washington needed once again. Oh, and now he’s thrown 11 touchdowns and only two interceptions at home. That’s a big reason the Redskins are 5-1 at FedEx.


S DeAngelo Hall: He did a pretty good job in many situations, playing safety and some corner and giving the Redskins some versatility. He’s still learning the position and it showed on a couple plays when he was flagged for two penalties totaling 30 yards -- a facemask and a horse collar on Odell Beckham.

TE Jordan Reed (the blocker): Reed was called for three penalties in the first half -- two for offensive pass interference and another for holding. It impacted his blocking for a while as he missed other attempts; the Giants hurt Washington’s run game with plays from the backside. Part of the reason stemmed from the tight end blocking. As a receiver he was top notch.