The New York Giants defeated the Washington Redskins by the score of 27-23 on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Eli Manning led the Giants to another victory in the last couple of minutes of the game. Robert Griffen III the Redskins quarterback led the Redskins to the lead less then two minutes before the Giants scored the winning touchdown. The Redskins had another chance but fumbled and the game was over.
Manning was 26-40 for 337 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Ahmad Bradshaw led the rushing attack with 43 yards on 12 attempts. Andre Brown had 17 yards on five attempts. Bradshaw and Brown each had a rushing touchdown. Victor Cruz led the receivers with seven receptions for 131 yards with a touchdown catch. Martellus Bennett had five receptions for 79 yards and Hakeem Nicks had five receptions for 53 yards. Bradshaw had four receptions for 22 yards and Domenik Hixon had three receptions for 32 yards. Lawrence Tynes had two field goals and three extra points. David Wilson had four kick returns and averaged 26.5 yards per return. Steve Weatherford had three kicks with an average of 40 yards. His longest kick was 44 yards. Chase Blackburn, Keith Rivers and Stevie Brown lead the defense with six tackles each. Brown had an interception.
Griffin was 20-28 for 258 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. Alfred Morris led the rushing attack with 22 attempts for 120 yards. Griffin had nine attempts for 89 yards, Darrel Young had five rushes for 26 yards. Leonard Hankerson had six receptions for 70 yards, Logan Paulsen had four receptions for 76 yards and Santana Moss had three receptions for 67 yards. Kai Forbath had three field goals and two extra points. Sav Rocca had one punt for 33 yards, Madieu Williams had six tackles to lead the defense. Rob Jackson and Josh Wilson each had an interception.
It was 3-0 Redskins after the first quarter, 13-13 at halftime. There was no scoring in the third quarter and in the fourth the Giants outscored them 14-10. It was a wild fourth quarter with lots of back and forth action. The Giants are now 5-2 on the season and the Redskins are 3-4. The Giants are in first place in the NFC East.