Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw combined for four touchdowns and 200 yards and the New York Giants forced six turnovers en route to a critical 31-7 victory over the visiting Washington Redskins on Sunday.
Jacobs rushed eight times for 103 yards and Bradshaw carried 25 times for 97 yards for the Giants (8-4), who are battling the Philadelphia Eagles (8-4) for the NFC East title and a trio of teams for two wild card berths.
New York plays Minnesota next week, then is home for Philadelphia and at Green Bay in two crucial games before concluding the season in Washington. The Eagles finish their season with games against the Giants and Vikings sandwiched between a pair of games with Dallas.
Jacobs ripped off a 39-yard run and scored on an 8-yard run less than five minutes in for the Giants’ first touchdown on their first possession this year. After Bradshaw added 4- and 10-yard TD runs, Jacobs scored on a 28-yard scamper to push the lead to 28-0 with 6:44 left in the third.
Washington (5-7) quarterback Donovan McNabb, who entered having won four straight against the Giants - including the playoffs - and 11 of the last 15, was 26 of 44 for 296 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
Eli Manning was a pedestrian 15 of 25 for 161 yards and one interception, but the Giants’ quarterback wasn’t sacked for the fifth straight game.