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Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Washington in finale

AT A GLANCE: The New York Giants' struggles on offense culminated in a 22-7 loss to the Washington Football Team in the season finale at MetLife Stadium.

UP NEXT: The Giants finished with a 4-13 record and in last place in the NFC East. Washington, which won the division a year ago, finished third at 7-10.

View photos from the Week 18 matchup between the Giants and Washington at MetLife Stadium.

WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE OFFENSE

*After playing in just two games since the Giants' late November bye, Kadarius Toney's season officially ended when the team announced Friday that he would not participate in the finale Sunday against the Washington Football Team. The team's 2021 first-round draft choice has a shoulder injury. Since his arrival, he has also been sidelined at different times due to hamstring, ankle, thumb, quad, and oblique injuries, plus two stints on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

*In addition to Toney, wide receiver John Ross (knee) and quarterback Mike Glennon (wrist) were ruled out with injuries. Glennon hurt his wrist last week in Chicago and the team announced earlier this week he will undergo surgery.

*Quarterback Jake Fromm made his second career start and completed 15 of 31 passes for 103 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. He also lost a fumble.

*Right guard Will Hernandez was questionable heading into Sunday with an ankle injury. Although he was able to start the game, he limped off the field on the first drive and did not return. Matt Skura slid over from left guard and replaced him, and Ben Bredeson took over at left guard.

*The offense averaged 9.9 points per game in their final eight outings.

*A week after recording his first 100-yard rushing game, his first since his comeback from knee and ankle injuries, Saquon Barkley ran 11 times for 30 yards.

WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE DEFENSE

*Entering Week 18, linebacker Lorenzo Carter's 4.0 sacks were tied for the fifth-most in the NFL since Week 15. He notched another on Sunday as he now has sacks in four consecutive games to end the season. Safety Logan Ryan and defensive lineman Leonard Williams also got to the quarterback as the Giants recorded three sacks of Taylor Heinicke on the afternoon.

*The Giants held Washington to just three third-down conversions on 13 attempts.

*Antonio Gibson put the game away with an 18-yard touchdown run to put Washington ahead 19-7 with 6:28 left in the fourth quarter. Gibson ran for 146 yards against the Giants, the highest total of his career.

IN-GAME INJURY REPORT

NYG: G Will Hernandez (ankle)

WAS: S Kam Curl (knee)

INACTIVES

NYG: WR Kadarius Toney (shoulder), QB Mike Glennon (left wrist), WR John Ross (knee)

WAS: WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring), K Brian Johnson, QB Garrett Gilbert, DE Nate Orchard, T Saahdiq Charles (knee), TE Sammis Reyes (hamstring), DE Montez Sweat (personal)

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