The New York Giants and the Washington Redskins were trending in two different directions heading into this game. The Giants got on a roll early and often and it led to a 40-16 win on the road against the Redskins.
Mark Sanchez threw a pick six to Curtis Riley in the first-quarter and New York led 7-0. In the second-quarter, Saquon Barkley busted a 78-yard touchdown run for the New York Giants. He finished with 170 yards rushing on 14 carries and a touchdown. Barkley also caught four passes for 27 yards receiving.
Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes later in the second to Sterling Shepard from three yards out and Bennie Fowler from six yards out. Shepard finished with two receptions for 17 yards receiving and a touchdown. That was Fowler’s only reception in the game. The New York Giants led 34-0 at the half.
They scored on another touchdown to start the third. Eli Manning threw a 11-yard touchdown pass to Russell Shepard. That was Shepard’s only reception in the game. Evan Engram was New York’s leading receiver with three receptions for 77 yards receiving. Odell Beckham Jr. did not play because of a quad injury.
Manning completed 14-of-22 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns. Rookie Kyle Lauletta also saw some play time today because of the blowout. He completed zero passes on five attempts. Lauletta was picked off and rushed for -2 yards on one carry.
Mark Sanchez started the game for the Washington Redskins at quarterback. He was pulled. Sanchez completed six passes on 14 attempts for 38 yards and two interceptions.
Josh Johnson scored on a 8-yard touchdown run in the fourth-quarter (Johnson to Vernon Davis 2-point conversion) for Washington and he also threw a 79-yard touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder (Johnson to Michael Floyd 2-point conversion).
Johnson completed 11-of-16 passes for 195 yards one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for 45 yards on 11 carries and a score. Crowder finished with two receptions for 87 yards receiving and a touchdown.
The Washington Redskins will start Josh Johnson next week. The New York Giants are mathematically alive for a playoff spot.
The Giants (5-8) will host the Tennessee Titans (7-6) next Sunday. The Redskins (6-7) will be on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9) next Sunday.