What the Giants are saying after Week 9 win over Washington
The Giants picked up their second win of the season on Sunday as they defeated the Washington Football Team, 23-20, in Week 9.
Daniel Jones completed 67.6 percent of his passes for 212 yards and a touchdown, while finishing the game without a turnover. The offense had a great day on the ground, as Wayne Gallman rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries (4.9 avg.) while Alfred Morris gained 67 yards on nine carries (7.4 avg.). Rookie wideout Austin Mack led the team with 72 receiving yards on four receptions.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Giants forced five turnovers in the Week 9 win. Logan Ryan, Jabrill Peppers and Blake Martinez each recorded an interception of Washington QB Alex Smith, who filled in for the injured Kyle Allen. Peppers and Madre Harper also registered one fumble recovery apiece, while Leonard Williams picked up his fifth sack of the season.
Players took to social media to celebrate the team's win over Washington, taking them to 2-7 on the year with a home matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles on deck.
Giants force 5 turnovers in 23-20 victory over Washington
AT A GLANCE
If only the Giants could play the Washington Football Team every week. On a sunny Sunday afternoon outside the nation's capital, the Giants today improved their 2020 record to 2-7 with a 23-20 victory against the Washington Football Team. Both victories are against Washington, a division opponent they have now defeated four consecutive times. In typical Giants fashion, this one was a close game; the triumph was secured only when safeties Jabrill Peppers and Logan Ryan intercepted Alex Smith passes in the final 2:18. They were the last of the Giants' five takeaways, their highest total since 2014. They did not have a turnover.
The Giants will again attempt to end their losing streak to Philadelphia when they host the Eagles on Sunday, Nov. 15, in MetLife Stadium. On Oct. 22, the Giants built an 11-point fourth-quarter lead but lost their eighth consecutive game in the series when Philadelphia scored 12 late points to pull out a 22-21 victory in Lincoln Financial Field. The Giants will try to avoid getting sept by their division rivals in a fourth consecutive season. The Giants are 2-8 against the Eagles in MetLife (plus 0-1 in the postseason). The game vs Philadelphia will be the Giants' last prior to their bye. They are 20-11 (.645) prior to a regular-season bye, but have lost their last three such games.
Notebook: Giants sweep season series vs. Washington
Notes and statistics from the Giants' 23-20 victory against the Washington Football Team in FedExField:
*The Giants improved to 2-7 this season with both wins coming against Washington. The first was 20-19 on Oct. 18. The four-point differential was the Giants' lowest in a sweep of an NFC East opponent since 2016, when they defeated Dallas, 20-19 and 10-7.
*The Giants swept the season series for the second year in a row and won their fifth consecutive game against Washington. That is the Giants' longest winning streak against their division foes since they won five in a row from 2013-15.
*The Giants improved to 1-4 on the road this season and finished 1-2 in NFC East road games. Washington had won its first two division home games, against Philadelphia and Dallas.
*The Giants led at halftime, 20-3, their largest lead on the road since Dec. 9, 2018, when they led Washington in FedExField, 34-0, on their way to a 40-16 victory.
*The Giants did not allow a first-half touchdown for the second straight game; they held the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a pair of field goals last Monday night.
Game Photos: Giants vs. Washington in Week 9
Check out the gallery below to view photos from the Giants' Week 9 win over the Washington Football Team at FedExField.
View photos from the Week 9 matchup between the Giants and Washington at FedExField.