Giants-Commanders fight leads 2 players to be ejected in wild scene between division rivals
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A tough rushing touchdown by Washington Commanders rookie quarterback Sam Howell led to a brawl with the New York Giants in the first half of this matchup between division rivals on Sunday.
As a result, two players ended up getting ejected.
Howell was surveying the field on 2nd-and-goal from the Giants’ 7-yard line, so he decided to tuck it and run. He was met by multiple Giants defenders near the goal line, and though linebacker Bobby Okereke seemed to keep him out of the end zone, officials signaled that Howell scored.
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Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell scores a touchdown against the New York Giants at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, on No . 19, 2023. (Geoff Burke-USA Today Sports)
But the rookie didn’t see the signal and kept trying to get into the end zone, which led multiple Giants defenders, led by safety Xavier McKinney, to throw Howell out of bounds.
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Howell appeared shaken up from the hit, and that caused his Commanders teammates to have his back.
Offensive tackle Charles Leno Jr. got in McKinney’s face out of bounds, while wide receiver Curtis Samuel shoved cornerback Cor’Dale Flott. Samuel and Flott went from shoving each other to a full-on skirmish, which made this much worse.
New York Giants cornerback Cor'Dale Flott leaves the field after being ejected during the Washington Commanders game at FedExField. (Geoff Burke-USA Today Sports)
More players got involved, as facemask-pulling, shoving, pushing and more occurred as officials tried to break things up. Meanwhile, Howell