New York Giants defeat Washington Redskins, 23-17

Whatever worry there might have been about the Giants' new defensive coordinator was washed away with one small gesture at the end of a very big day - what Antonio Pierce called "a slight Gatorade bath."

That was the players' way of showing their appreciation - dumping a half-empty bucket of Gatorarde on Bill Sheridan's head, followed by a round of hugs. That included a big one from Osi Umenyiora, the player who walked out on Sheridan just two weeks ago.

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The Giants spent $85 million to upgrade their defense during the offseason, instead of investing in a veteran receiver. For one day at least, that appeared to be a wise move.

Both the new-look defense and receiving corps looked good Sunday, as the Giants opened the regular season with a convincing, 23-17 win over the Washington Redskins at the Meadowlands. The Giants' defense held the Redskins to 272 total yards, while Big Blue's offense put up an impressive 248 passing...