Dec 1, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) runs the ball as New York Giants cornerback Jayron Hosley (28) defends during the second half at FedEx Field. The Giants won 24 - 17. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Giants defense says Alfred Morris was the Redskin to stop


The New York Giants got a win over the Washington Redskins in a controversial manner, but it was a win nevertheless. The Giants said that they focused on stopping running back Alfred Morris and determined he was the key to the game.

“We thought going into the game the cowbell was Alfred Morris,” Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason told the Star-Ledger. “You look at when he has a big game vs. when he doesn’t have a big game, even when RG3 has a big game, they don’t do too well. He’s the guy that makes them go.”

The Giants held Morris to just 26 yards on 11 carries, a horrendous 2.4 yards per carry. Griffin on the other hand carried the ball 12 times for 88 yards.

“Fortunately for us [Sunday night], we were able to take Alfred out of the game,” Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said. “RG hurt us in the first half running the football, but that was design by us to make sure we took Alfred out of the game. We didn’t think RG was going to be as good as he was in the first half. Second half we came in and did some adjustments, and were able to stop that a little bit.”

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