Giants.com's Dan Salomone brings you an instant postgame recap following Sunday's game:
AT A GLANCE
With his team unable to help or hurt its playoff seeding in the regular season finale, first-year coach Ben McAdoo reiterated all week that the Giants would play to win against the Redskins.
They did just that. Big Blue defeated Washington, 19-10, at FedEx Field to finish the season with 11 wins, the most for the franchise since going 12-4 in 2008.
For the first time since winning Super Bowl XLVI, the Giants are heading back to the postseason.
Locked into the No. 5 seed, they hit the road for the Wild Card round, but they are still awaiting the results of Sunday's games for their destination.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE OFFENSE
As expected, QB Eli Manning started the regular season finale and played the entire game, completing 17 of 27 passes for 180 yards…Rookie RB Paul Perkins got the bulk of the Giants' carries, rushing for 102 yards on 21 attempts. That broke his season-high of 68 yards, which he had last week in Philadelphia…RB Rashad Jennings also had 52 yards on 18 carries, including a 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter…The Giants finished with a season-high 161 yards on the ground. Their previous best was 122 in Week 10 vs. Cincinnati…On an 8-yard gain late in the first half, Odell Beckham Jr. became just the second player in Giants history with 100 receptions in a single season. Steve Smith holds the franchise record with 107 in 2009…WR Tavarres King, who had just one reception for 6 yards in the first 15 games of the season, hauled in a key 44-yard pass down the sideline from Manning late in the fourth quarter to set up the go-ahead field goal.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE DEFENSE
Facing the No. 2 passing offense in the NFL, Pro Bowler Janoris Jenkins returned to the Giants' secondary after missing last week's game because of a back injury…With one sack on Sunday, DT Damon Harrison now has a 2.5 for the season, a career-high…S Landon Collins recorded his fourth sack of the season and first since Week 9. He entered Week 17 as the only player in the league with at least five interceptions and three sacks…CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie notched another sack for the secondary with a takedown of Kirk Cousins late in the first half. DRC also grabbed two interceptions in the second half, including the clincher with 1:12 left in the game…The Giants held the Redskins to 10 yards rushing in the first half and 38 total on 15 carries…The defense did not allow a point until Dustin Hopkins' field goal with 25 seconds remaining in the third quarter…DB Trevin Wade picked up a lateral and scored a touchdown on Washington's last-ditch effort to score.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE SPECIAL TEAMS
K Robbie Gould made both of his field goal attempts, including a 40-yarder to give the Giants a 13-10 lead with 2:12 left in the game…P Brad Wing averaged 45.4 yards on eight punts with a long of 55 yards and had his final one downed at the Redskins 6.
NYG: DE Jason Pierre-Paul (core muscle), S Nat Berhe (concussion), CB Coty Sensabaugh, RB George Winn, OT Bobby Hart (forearm), TE Jerell Adams (shoulder), DE Ishaq Williams. WAS:
S Su'a Cravens (upper arm), CB Quinton Dunbar (concussion), OL Vinston Painter (calf), QB Nate Sudfeld, RB Matt Jones, S Josh Evans, C Kory Lichtensteiger.
NYG:Marshall Newhouse for Hart at RT.
WAS: Duke Ihenacho for Donte Whitner Sr. at SS.
GIANTS GAME CAPTAINS
WR Victor Cruz, LB Mark Herzlich, and LB Keenan Robinson were the game captains. QB Eli Manning, LB Jonathan Casillas, and LS Zak DeOssie are season-long captains.
NYG:WR Dwayne Harris (knee, returned), OL John Jerry (burner).
WAS: LB Ryan Kerrigan (finger).