*The Giants head into the postseason off a 19-10 win over the Redskins: *
With nothing to accomplish in terms of seeding for the upcoming playoffs, the New York Giants played to win against the Washington Redskins, who had everything to gain in Week 17. And thanks to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the Giants are going into the postseason with a victory, while the Redskins were eliminated from contention.
The veteran quarterback intercepted Kirk Cousins twice in a 19-10 victory at FedEx Field, the second of which all but sealed the deal with 1:12 left in a three-point game. For that, Rodgers-Cromartie earned a nomination for the "Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week" award, which fans can vote for at NFL.com.
"We put pressure on them and forced the quarterback to make plays," said Rodgers-Cromartie, who tied a career-high with his sixth interception of the season. "Normally, [Cousins] makes plays with his feet, but I think the back end held up and we just got after guys."
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. previously won this award in Week 6 for his 66-yard touchdown that put the Giants ahead for good with 1:24 left in a 27-23 victory over the Ravens. Here is a look at this week's nominees:
DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE, NEW YORK GIANTS
Rodgers-Cromartie intercepted Kirk Cousins twice, including a game-saving pick late in the fourth quarter, clinching a 19-10 victory over the Washington Redskins.
MIKE EVANS, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Evans caught a touchdown pass with the game tied at 10 late in the fourth quarter to help the Bucs beat the Carolina Panthers, 17-16.
ANDREW LUCK, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Luck threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Jack Doyle with nine seconds left Sunday to give the Colts a 24-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
LANDRY JONES, PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Jones hit Cobi Hamilton with a 26-yard touchdown pass in overtime to beat the Cleveland Browns, 27-24.
JURRELL CASEY, TENNESSEE TITANS
Casey sacked Brock Osweiler with less than 30 seconds in the game, sealing a 24-17 victory for the Titans over the Houston Texans.