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The New York Giants kept things relatively close with a divisional rival, but an offensive no-show doomed them against the Washington Redskins.

Geoff Magliocchetti

The New York Giants offense once again took most of Sunday off, leading to yet another loss.

Adrian Peterson ran for 149 yards and a touchdown, earning two on the day overall, on the other side, and the Giants, despite 316 yards from Eli Manning, fell to the Washington Redskins by a 20-13 final.

The division-leading Redskins got their relative rout on early, their second drive going 73 yards in 10 plays. Peterson would earn his first score of the day from seven yards, courtesy of an Alex Smith throw.


With the Redskins holding the 7-0 lead, the Giants offense began its latest comedy of errors. Things started deep in Redskins territory, with DJ Swearinger taking away a Manning throw.

The Giants’ defense kept the team in the game, limiting Washington to a failed field goal attempt and punts, but the offense failed to take advantage, registering only an Aldrick Rosas field goal to create a 7-3 halftime deficit.

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After three more punts to open up the second half, the Redskins earned a Dustin Hopkins field goal to make it 10-3. A Giants resistance, however, sputtered once again, as an errant Manning throw landed into Swearinger’s hands for his second turnover of the day.

The Giants were able to sneak back into the affair with a Peterson fumble, forced by Landon Collins and recovered by Olivier Vernon.

Set up in Washington territory to begin the drive, the Giants were amazingly unable to capitalize, going just four downs before Evan Engram’s drop on fourth down turned the ball over on downs.

Manning continued to be under siege all day, losing 50 yards on seven sacks on the afternoon.

After another field goal, the Redskins owned a 13-3 lead, more or less enough to put the Giants away.

They would add another field goal with under five minutes to go in the fourth, but the Redskins put any ideas of a comeback to bed with a long Peterson run to seal the deal, a 64-yard score ending the game.

The Giants did muster a garbage-time touchdown, with Manning finding Sterling Shepard, by the game was decided by then, creating the 20-13 margin.

The Giants will go through their bye week next week, before returning to action in a Monday night showdown in San Francisco on Nov. 12 (8:20 p.m. ET, ESPN).

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