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Joe Gibbs Post-Game Press Conference

Opening statement:

"First of all I congratulate the Giants. I think they did a heck of a job. They played a heck of a ball game and we didn't. I think we were all together from a Redskins standpoint and I think something like that starts with me. Certainly it is my responsibility and I think it was all of us together. I think basically you can say that the Giants played a heck of a ball game and we need to give them all the credit and we didn't.

On how disappointing it is to lose such an important game for first place in the division?

"I think we all realized what was at stake. We had talked about it all week, the big ball game for us and for them so there was a lot at stake. There was a lot riding on it and we didn't play well. I think we take a long hard look at ourselves and it certainly starts on me on this and see what we can do about it."

On why they were able to run the ball so effectively?

"I think it was a little bit of everything with them running the football and controlling it. I think for us we couldn't run it; we couldn't control it and I think we dropped balls and I think it goes all the way across the board. It was just all of us together and like I said it was all of us together on it and it is something we can look at and like I said it starts with me."

On what the Giants were doing to limit the touches of Santana Moss?

"I thought they just had a very good scheme. They played hard. I don't think it was any one thing. I think, probably, a lot of it was us and a lot of it was them really playing hard."

On if any of the injuries are a particular concern?

"That is the number one thing I am concerned about right now. We had a number of guys who did not play much. I think Cornelius (Griffin) played two plays or something like that. So we've got a number of injuries there that we are concerned about so we will just have to see. I think Phillip (Daniels), Chris Samuels , a number of key guys here so we'll just have to see how healthy we are when I get the reports back."

On if the Giants just had more emotion in the game?

"I don't know. What it was, is hard to say. It is always hard for me. Certainly I don't think we matched them all the way across the board with anything. I think it was just their day."

On why the Giants were able to run so well on the right side all day?

"Like I said, I think you could probably pick out about ten things they really did well and I certainly don't have an answer for it right now. I think you could pick out almost anything that they did and we just weren't able to get it done today."

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