N.Y. Giants 27, Washington 23

Sunday, October 21, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 21, 2012
WHERE: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TEMPERATURE: 61°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Ed Hochuli
ATTENDANCE: 81352

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 3 10 0 10 23
N.Y. Giants 0 13 0 14 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 3-4 1-2 2-2 L1
N.Y. Giants 5-2 3-1 2-1 W3

Recap


Giants 27, Redskins 23:
Eli Manning passed for 337 yards and found Victor Cruz for a late 77-yard touchdown to give host New York its first NFC East victory of the season.

Cruz finished with seven catches for 131 yards and Ahmad Bradshaw and Andre Brown both scored on the ground for the Giants (5-2), who lost twice to Washington in 2011.

Manning needed only 19 seconds to complete his 24th career fourth-quarter comeback. Cruz set up in the slot and beat three defenders down the field before hauling in a strike from Manning with 1:13 left.

The Redskins (3-4) had taken the lead two plays earlier thanks to rookie Robert Griffin III, who kept the drive alive on fourth-and-10 with his legs, cutting back and faking out a pair of defenders before finding Logan Paulsen to convert the first down. Griffin scrambled 24 yards for another first down to get into Giants territory before floating a perfect pass to Santana Moss in the end zone, giving Washington a 23-20 edge with 1:32 left.

The Redskins rushed for 248 yards but were undone by four second-half turnovers, including a fumble with 29 seconds left that allowed the Giants to run out the clock.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Redskins TE and leading receiver Fred Davis injured his left Achilles tendon in the first quarter and has been lost for the season. … Washington had turned the ball over five times in its first six games. … Griffin completed 20 of 28 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns and one interception and carried nine times for 89 yards.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Washington   N.Y. Giants
Alfred Morris Player Ahmad Bradshaw
22 Attempts 12
120 Yards 43
5.4 Avg Yards 3.6
0 Touchdowns 1
30 Long 15
Receiving
Washington   N.Y. Giants
Logan Paulsen Player Victor Cruz
4 Receptions 7
76 Yards 131
19.0 Avg Yards 18.7
0 Touchdowns 1
23 Long 77

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Washington 480 248 232 2 3 2 1.0 0
N.Y. Giants 393 64 329 3 2 1 3.0 4

Upcoming Games

  • N.Y. Giants will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Giants have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Redskins have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .429 after a loss.