Quarterback Eli Manning threw three interceptions as the New York Giants saw their five-game winning streak over Washington end 20-14.
A Giants win today over Washington won’t officially clinch any postseason berths, but will, of course, put them in a very good position in the NFC East standings for the division crown.
However, the Giants will have to try to win without two key members of their offensive line, center Weston Richburg (ankle) and left guard Justin Pugh (concussion), neither of whom made the trip.
Well rested after a Week 11 bye, the New York Giants return to action against Washington this Sunday. The Giants won the previous meeting, 32-21, at home earlier this season; they’ll have to go on the road and fight off a Washington team that’s hungry for revenge this weekend.
In fact, Washington has been starved of a victory against their division rivals from New York. The Giants have topped Washington five times in a row, with their most recent loss dating back to Dec. 3, 2012.
Now would be a bad time to break this streak.
Following a bye week, the New York Giants approach the remainder of the season with a renew vigor and their sights set on another playoff appearance.
The Giants have missed the playoffs for three consecutive seasons after a successful Super Bowl run in 2011.
Now, the team focuses on playing good late-season football to punch their ticket to the postseason, starting with Washington on Sunday.