The Redskins played like a desperate team, unwilling to go down 0-3 on the season with a loss at MetLife.
Some of those stops to hold Washington to field goals were key in keeping the game close and giving the Giants a lead deep into the fourth quarter.
The Redskins went on to kick a field goal and take a 26-24 lead at the time ...
Eli Manning was intercepted late in the game by Washington linebacker Su'a Cravens as they were starting to piece together a late-game drive. Cousins remained horrendous in the red zone - six Washington trips inside the Giants' 30-yard line produced five field goals - but found DeSean Jackson and Jamison Crowder for long scores. This game might loom large if the Giants don't take the division or miss the playoffs yet again.
Beckham (7 catches, 121 yards) became the fastest WR in National Football League history to 200 catches and 3,000 yards (30 games). After a three-and-out on its first possession Washington muffed the punt and it was recovered by Dwayne Harris. Romeo Okwara blocked a Way punt in the fourth quarter, but instead of the Giants getting the ball on the Redskins 18, an unnecessary roughness penalty on Andrew Adams had them replay fourth down.
WAS: QB Nate Sudfeld, WR Josh Doctson (Achilles), CB Kendall Fuller, LB Martrell Spaight (concussion), DE Anthony Lanier, OL Arie Kouandjio, DE Kendall Reyes (groin).
CB Janoris Jenkins, RG John Jerry and LB Keenan Robinson, a former Redskin, were today's game captains. The Giants saw rookie cornerback Eli Apple (hamstring) and veteran DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) leave the game.
There were multiple injuries in the game, with the Redskins losing center Kory Lichtensteiger with a calf injury, offensive lineman Shawn Lauvao with an ankle and cornerbacks Bashaud Breeland (ankle) and DeAngelo Hall (knee) also leaving without returning.