DeSean Jackson’s big play makes a major difference for Redskins

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson delivered the first dagger in the team's 20-14 Week 12 win over the New York Giants.
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In one play, Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson proved why he is so important to the team's success in their Week 12 20-14 win over the New York Giants.

Jackson's 63-yard touchdown reception gave the Redskins their first touchdown and a 10-0 lead with 10:18 remaining in the second quarter. In Week 11, Jackson's 56-yard touchdown in the first quarter put the Redskins in position to compete before the Carolina Panthers pulled away.

Jackson finished with just one more catch for three years, but in a game where the Giants scored only 14 points, Jackson's touchdown reception made a big difference. Over the past two games Jackson has come alive with 153 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

The Redskins have moved the ball well through the air in the short and intermediate areas of the field all season, but Jackson's return has added a big play element to the offense, and his impact has helped the Redskins move into first place in the NFC East. 

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