East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Eli Manning tossed a 77-yard touchdown
pass to Victor Cruz with less than two minutes remaining to send the New York
Giants to a 27-23 triumph over the Washington Redskins in an NFC East clash on
Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
New York led 20-16 with 2:55 remaining, but Robert Griffin III led the
Redskins on a 7-play, 77-yard scoring drive to grab the lead.
Griffin converted a do-or-die 4th-and-10 by eluding a pair of New York
defenders in the backfield before finding Logan Paulsen for 19 yards.
After the two-minute warning, Griffin scrambled 24 yards into New York
territory and two plays later, the rookie quarterback floated a 30-yard
touchdown pass to Santana Moss to give Washington a 23-20 edge.
But in typical Manning fashion, the veteran signal-caller answered on the
second play of New York's ensuing drive, as he found Cruz streaking down the
seam for the go-ahead score.
The Redskins had one final try, but Moss fumbled the ball back to the Giants,
who went into the victory formation to seal the win.
Manning finished 26-of-40 for 337 yards and two interceptions, while Ahmad
Bradshaw and Andre Brown each added a rushing score for the Giants (5-2), who
have won three straight since a loss to NFC East-rival Philadelphia on Sept.
Griffin completed 20-of-28 passes for 258 yards, a pair of scores and one
interception and Alfred Morris added 120 yards on 22 carries for the Redskins
(3-4), who had won their last two meetings with the defending champions.
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