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Redskins vs. Giants: Eli Manning is more clutch than RGIII in wild win for New York

The Giants completed a big play for an unlikely win in a whiplash finish against the Redskins.

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Turnovers hurt Redskins in loss to Giants

Right when it looked like Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins were going to pull out an upset victory on the road against the New York Giants, Eli Manning and Victor Cruz showed up to ruin the day. Manning hit Cruz for a 77-yard score with 1:13 left to send the Redskins home heartbroken.

Blogger UkRedskin of SB Nation's Redskins blog Hogs Haven was proud of Griffin's performance, but was disappointed in how the Redskins failed to protect the football all day long:

But at the end of the day, turnovers lost the game in my opinion. You just cant go on the road, especially to a team like the Giants, and turn the ball over on five occasions. Securing the football will be a priority in practice this week.

Washington actually only turned the ball over four times on the day, but based on the amount of balls put on the ground, it sure seemed like way more. The Redskins fumbled five times, losing three of them, including one by Santana Moss in the final minute that sealed the game for New York.

Making this even more disappointing is the fact that the Redskins had only turned the ball over five times all season heading into Sunday's game.

Washington has a tough game next weekend when they travel to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.


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Giants 'fortunate' to get victory over Skins

The New York Giants defeated the Washington Redskins 27-23 on Sunday, thanks to some late-game heroics from Eli Manning and Victory Cruz. Moments after Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III gave the Redskins a 23-20 lead with 1:32 left in the game, Manning found Cruz for a 77-yard score that proved to be the game-winner.

New York has seen plenty of these late game comebacks from Manning before, but Ed Valentine of SB Nation's Giants blog Big Blue View says that the Giants were fortunate to escape with a victory. Valentine lamented some questionable play-calling in the fourth quarter that helped the Redskins get back in the game:

The Giants' play-calling with a lead in the final few minutes was highly questionable. When Robert Griffin III fumbled and Linval Joseph recovered at the Giants' 30-yard line with the Giants lead 20-13 and 7:18 left to play it seemed like a perfect opportunity to run some clock.

The Giants chose to pass, however, and a terrible throw from Manning was intercepted, leading to a Washington field goal.

On the following drive the Giants faced a third-and-one at their own 38 and again disdained the run despite the short yardage and the Redskins being down to their final timeout. A pass for Hakeem Nicks fell incomplete and a punt gave the ball back to Washington with 2:59 to play.

Manning had a pretty poor day overall despite throwing for 337 yards and the late score. Both of his interceptions were terribly thrown balls, and one was deep in Redskin territory. Ultimately, though, he came up big when it counted most, and that's all that really matters.

New York is now 5-2 and faces a big matchup against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8.


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A closer look at the Giants win

The New York Giants held on for a big win over the Redskins.

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Eli hits Cruz late to beat RG3 and Skins, 27-23

Robert Griffin III tried to lead the Washington Redskins to a late comeback, but Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz for a 77-yard touchdown in the final two minutes to secure a 27-23 victory.

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Victor Cruz 80-yard touchdown gives Giants the win

Victor Cruz spoiled Robert Griffin III's late-game heroics with an 80-yard touchdown that would be the decisive score in the Giants' 27-23 win on Sunday.

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Robert Griffin III: Huge plays in comeback effort

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Ahmad Bradshaw is mad at Tom Coughlin

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Robert Griffin III doing it with his arm and legs

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Santana Moss says hello

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Giants try to beat RG3 in New York on Sunday

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