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Postgame Notes and Stats from the Gaints' 19-10 win over the Redskins:

Notes and statistics from the Giants' 19-10 victory against the Washington Redskins in FedEx Field.

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*The Giants finished their regular season with an 11-5 record and a second-place finish in the NFC East. They are seeded fifth in the NFC playoffs, and will face the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers Sunday in Lambeau Field. On Oct. 9, the Giants lost in Green Bay, 23-16. The Redskins dropped to 8-7-1 and were eliminated from postseason consideration.[>> WATCH GIANTS VS. REDSKINS HIGHLIGHTS

](*The Giants were 6-10 in 2015. The five-game improvement in victories is their biggest since 2005, when they were also 11-5 one year after finishing 6-10.

*The Giants were 4-4 on the road, their best record as visitors since 2011, when they were 5-3. They were 3-5 as visitors in each of the previous four seasons.

*The Giants finished 4-2 in NFC East games, their best record within the division since they were 4-2 in 2013. Their 2-1 record in division road games was their best since they were 2-1 in 2013.

*The Giants and Redskins split their season series for the second year in a row, but this time each team won on the road. That had last happened in this series in 2007.

*The Giants scored fewer than 20 points for the fifth consecutive game, their longest such streak since they had five in a row from Nov. 14-Dec. 12, 2004.

*The Giants did not score 30 points in a game this season, the first time that's happened since 2001.

*The Giants rushed for 161 yards, their highest total since they ran for 208 yards in the 2015 season finale vs. Philadelphia. Their previous high this season was 122 rushing yards vs. Cincinnati on Nov. 14.

*Washington rushed for only 38 yards, the fewest yards on the ground allowed by the Giants since Oct. 21, 2013, when the Minnesota Vikings ran for only 30 yards. It was the fewest rushing yards allowed by the Giants in a road game since Oct. 29, 2012, when the Cowboys ran for 19 yards in AT&T Stadium.

*The Giants did not commit a turnover for the fourth time this season. They have won their last six games in which they did not commit an offensive turnover, dating back to last season.

*The Giants led at halftime, 10-0. It was the first time they shut out their opponent in the first two quarters since Dec. 7, 2014, when they led at Tennessee, 23-0, on their way to a 36-7 victory. Washington had not been held scoreless in a half since the second half of a loss to Miami in Week 1 of the 2015 season. The Redskins' 60 straight halves without being shut out was the longest active streak in NFL. It was the fifth time this season the Giants did not allow a first-half touchdown.

*Ben McAdoo's 11th victory tied Dan Reeves (1993) for the most victories by a Giants head coach in his first season with the team. The 1993 Giants also finished second behind Dallas in the NFC East.

Giants coaches with double-digit victory totals in their first season with the team:

Coach                          Season             Record

Ben McAdoo              2016                   11-5

Dan Reeves                 1993                   11-5

Allie Sherman 1961                   10-3

Jim Fassel 1997 10-5-1

*Quarterback Eli Manning made his 199th consecutive regular-season start and played in his 201st game. That latter figure ties him with George Martin for the third-highest total in Giants history.


  1. Michael Strahan      216
  1. Howard Cross         207
  1. Eli Manning            201
  1. George Martin 201

*Manning completed 17 of 27 passes for 180 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. The 180 yards increased his season total to 4,027. Manning exceeded 4,000 passing yards for the third consecutive season, and the sixth time in his career.

*Manning's other season totals were 598 passes, 377 completions, 26 touchdown passes, and 16 interceptions. Manning completed 63.0 percent of his passes, slightly less than his career-best of 63.1, set in 2014.

*Manning was not sacked for the second game in a row and the fifth time this season.

*Manning earned his 17th victory against Washington, the highest total by any quarterback against the Redskins since the 1970 merger.

*Odell Beckham, Jr. caught five passes for 44 yards. Beckham, who played all 16 games for the first time in his three-year career, increased his season total to 101 catches. That is the second-highest total in Giants' history, behind Steve Smith's 107 receptions in 2009. Beckham, who caught 91 and 96 passes in his first two seasons, has three of the four-highest single-season totals in franchise history.

*Beckham finished with 1,367 receiving yards, the second-highest total of his career, and the third-highest in Giants history. Victor Cruz set the franchise record with 1,536 in 2011, and Beckham had 1,450 in 2015.

*Paul Perkins had a memorable game. The rookie running back made his first career start and had season-high totals of 21 carries for 102 yards. He was the first Giants back to rush for at least 100 yards since Rashad Jennings ran for 170 yards in the 2015 season finale vs. the Eagles. Had Perkins not crossed the century mark, the Giants would have played an entire season without a 100-yard rusher for the first time since 1996.

*Jennings rushed for 52 yards on 18 carries, including a 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. It was the Giants' first rushing touchdown since Jennings scored on another 2-yard run against Chicago on Nov. 20. It was Jennings' third touchdown on the ground this season, half the Giants' season total; he also had one receiving touchdown.

*Wide receiver Tavarres King was in uniform for the first time since the Nov. 14 victory against Cincinnati and caught a 44-yard pass from Manning that set up Robbie Gould's game-winning 40-yard field goal with 2:12 remaining. Prior to that catch, King had three career catches for 19 yards, including one 6-yarder this season.

*Gould has made all 10 of his field goal attempts since joining the Giants on Oct. 20, and 17 in a row dating back to the 2015 season, when he played for the Chicago Bears.

*The Giants sacked Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins four times, matching their second-highest total of the season. Cousins had been sacked only 19 times in the first 15 games. The defense finished the season with 35 sacks, 12 more than they had last year, when their 23 was a Giants record-low for a 16-game season.

*Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie intercepted two Cousins passes and picked up the second sack of his 9-year career. He intercepted a Cousins pass with 4:06 remaining in the third quarter and another with 1:12 remaining in the fourth quarter, effectively ending a game. That increased DRC's total to a team-leading six interceptions, matching the career-high he set as a second-year pro with Arizona in 2009. Rodgers-Cromartie is the first Giants player with six interceptions in a season since safety Antrel Rolle in 2013.

*Rodgers-Cromartie sacked Cousins for a 9-yard loss late in the second quarter. DRC's only other sack was on Nov. 13, 2011, when he played for Philadelphia and dropped Arizona's John Skelton for a 7-yard loss.

*Defensive tackle Damon Harrison sacked Cousins for a 10-yard loss in the first quarter. It was his first full sack since Oct. 23, against the Rams in London. Harrison also had a half-sack vs. Cincinnati on Nov. 14.

*Safety Landon Collins picked up his fourth sack of the season when he dropped Cousins for a 12-yard loss on the second-to-last play of the first quarter. The four sacks leads all NFL safeties. Two safeties had four sacks in 2015 – Pittsburgh's Will Allen and Kansas City's Ron Parker.

*Collins led the Giants with eight tackles (four solo).

*Another defensive back, Leon Hall, got his second sack of both this season and his career when he downed Cousins for a 10-yard loss in the third quarter. Hall sacked New Orleans' Drew Brees on Sept. 18.

*Pro Bowler Janoris Jenkins started at right cornerback after missing one game with a back injury. He played only the first half.

*Cornerback Trevin Wade scored a touchdown on a fumble return, just as he did last season at Tampa Bay. With six seconds remaining and the ball on their own 6-yard line, the Redskins wanted to complete a pass and try to move the ball down the field with a series of desperate laterals. Cousins completed a 9-yard pass to Jordan Reed, whose lateral fell to the ground. Wade picked up the ball and returned it 11 yards for the touchdown that accounted for the final 9-point margin. On Nov. 8, 2015, the Buccaneers, also, ironically, in desperation mode from their own 6-yard line, threw a pass to the right side, and hoped for a multi-lateral miracle. But Mike Evans' throwback sailed over the head of guard Logan Mankins and was picked up at the 5-yard line by Wade, who stepped into the end zone as time expired for what was officially a fumble recovery touchdown. Manning took a knee on the 2-point conversion "attempt," just as Josh Brown did last year.

*The Giants' 2017 opponents are set. The NFL scheduling formula has the Giants playing both the AFC and NFC West next season. In addition to their home-and-home series with NFC East rivals Dallas, Philadelphia, and Washington, the Giants will host Los Angeles, Seattle, Kansas City, San Diego and Detroit, which finished second in the NFC North after losing to Green Bay Sunday night. This season, the Giants' longest trip was to Dallas. Next year, they will travel to Arizona, San Francisco, Denver and Oakland, as well as Tampa Bay, which clinched second place in the NFC South with a victory Sunday against Carolina.

*The Giants' game captains were Victor Cruz, Mark Herzlich, and former Redskin Keenan Robinson.

*The Giants' inactive players were defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (core muscle), tackle Bobby Hart (forearm), tight end Jerell Adams (shoulder), safety Nat Berhe (concussion), cornerback Coty Sensabaugh (ankle), running back George Winn, and linebacker Ishaq Williams.

Hart had started the previous 13 games at right tackle. He was replaced by Marshall Newhouse, who started the season's first two games there, and three more at left guard later in the season.

Adams was inactive for the first time in his rookie season. He did not play in two of the first three games. hand out game balls in Sunday's win over Washington

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