AT FIRST GLANCE**
In the 100th NFL game at MetLife Stadium, the New York Giants defeated the Washington Redskins 24-13 to sweep the season series against their NFC East rival.
Looking for their third straight win, the Giants go on the road to face the St. Louis Rams (6-8) in Week 16 before wrapping up the regular season at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE OFFENSE
While the Giants could not establish much on the ground against Washington's top-10 run defense, Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. got it going through the air.
In the process of breaking the Giants' rookie record for most receiving yards in a season, Beckham caught 12 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns, including a 35-yard score to put the Giants ahead for good in the third quarter.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE DEFENSE
With Colt McCoy dealing with a neck injury all week, the Giants prepared for two quarterbacks heading into the game and ended up needing both plans on Sunday.
McCoy started but lasted just one drive that resulted in a field goal before he was relieved by Robert Griffin III because of a neck injury. From there, the Giants were able to sack Griffin seven times but gave up a handful of big plays as the Redskins racked up 372 yards of offense. But in the end, the Giants' defense was able to keep Washington to 13 points and win the game.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE SPECIAL TEAMS
The special teams played a key role for the Giants on Sunday in MetLife Stadium. Steve Weatherford landed four punts inside the 10-yard line (Zack Bowman downed two of them), and Josh Brown successfully converted his second onside kick of the season to start the second half after a Washington penalty moved the kickoff to the Redskins' 35-yard line (Chandler Fenner recovered the onside).
Brown also made his lone field goal attempt in addition to three extra points. Preston Parker averaged 30.0 yards per kick return with a long of 45 that set up the Giants' first touchdown drive.
Giants: CB Jayron Hosley, LB James Davidson, RB Chris Ogbonnaya, LB Jacquian Williams, G Eric Herman, and OT James Brewer.
Redskins: QB Kirk Cousins, RB Roy Helu Jr., S Brandon Meriweather, LB Trenton Robinson, G Josh LeRibeus, WR Leonard Hankerson, and DE Jason Hatcher.
Giants: Mark Herzlich for Williams at WLB. Redskins: Stephen Bowen for Hatcher at RDE; Will Compton for Robinson at MLB; Phillip Thomas for Meriweather at SS.
WR Kevin Ogletree went to the locker room with a head injury in the first half but was able to return. RB Rashad Jennings left with an ankle injury but did not return.
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