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Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants picked up their first division win of the season by dominating the Washington Redskins, 40-16.

Jason Leach

  • New York Giants 40 (5-8)
  • Washington Redskins 16 (6-7)
  • NFL, NFC, Final Box Score
  • FedEx Field, Landover, MD

The New York Giants put on their best performance of the season as they thoroughly dominated the Washington Redskins and scored the first 40 points of the game. This allowed rookie Kyle Lauletta to see his first NFL action in the second half.

Curtis Riley began the scoring with a nine-yard interception return for a touchdown on a pass intended for Michael Floyd late in the first quarter.

Aldrick Rosas would extend the Giants lead to 10-0 with a 35-yard field goal in the second quarter.

Then on the first play of the Giants next possession, Saquon Barkley broke free for a 78-yard touchdown to put the Giants up 17-0. On the run, Barkley eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards on the season.

Big Blue would extend their lead to 24-0 on an Eli Manning three-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard.

Manning would throw his second touchdown of the game on their next offensive possession on a six-yard pass to Bennie Fowler to put the Giants up 31-0. Then Rosas would close out the scoring in the first half with a 23-yard field goal.

The Giants would score their final points of the game with 5:38 remaining in the third quarter on a Manning 11-yard touchdown to Russell Shepard to put the Giants up 40-0.

The Giants were so dominant on Sunday that they forced the Redskins to replace Mark Sanchez after he was sacked five times and threw two interceptions with former Giant Josh Johnson.

Johnson would throw two touchdown passes and would convert on two 2-point conversion penalties to make the final score 40-16.

The victory was the New York Giants fourth in the last five games and keeps their slim playoff hopes alive.

Jason's first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.