Washington Football Team quarterback Kyle Allen left the game Sunday against the New York Giants following a gruesome leg injury that happened when the Giants’ Jabrill Peppers rolled up on Allen’s leg.
After the game, Peppers said he did not try to injure Allen on purpose.
Peppers said, “I mean, everything happened so fast. I tried to just bull rush the running back, but he kind of got under me a little bit. And I tried to like spin out of it, you know. It was like a weird kind of play.
“I didn’t intentionally try to leg whip him, or whatever the penalty was. I was just trying to play hard and get him on the ground.”
Washington head coach Ron Rivera also seemed to give Peppers a pass.
“That’s what I say, he got cut and as he was going down, he saw Kyle trying to boot outside,” Rivera said. “Again, that’s just a guy trying to make a play. I don’t think it’s a dirty play, it’s a guy just trying to make a play.
“I get it, I’ve been there in that situation. Peppers is a heck of a football player, he plays 100 miles per hour.”
Allen was carted off. In came Alex Smith.
Smith completed 24 of 32 pass attempts for 325 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions. Although Washington rallied from a 20-3 deficit, the Giants hung on for a 23-20 win when Smith was picked with just over a minute remaining.
Peppers had one of his best games as a Giant, all things considered, with six tackles, an interception, three passes defended and a fumble recovery.
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