Victor Cruz hauls in the game-winning 77-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning on Sunday. - Al Bello

Giants 27, Redskins 23: Giants escape with victory over Washington

The New York Giants defeated the Washington Redskins Sunday, 27-23.

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Redskins and Giants trade barbs over Cruz TD

The Washington Redskins and New York Giants both made comments regarding the 77-yard game-winning touchdown catch by Victor Cruz in the Giants' 27-23 win over the Redskins.


Giants' Nicks improving, Bradshaw 'OK'

The Giants were dealing with a handful of injuries heading into Sunday's game against the Redskins, but they appear to have gotten through the game without suffering any setbacks or new serious injuries.

Starting running back Ahmad Bradshaw was questionable for Sunday's game with a foot injury, but head coach Tom Coughlin said he was OK following the game. Bradshaw, who has battled foot injuries throughout his career, rushed 12 times for 43 yards and a touchdown against Washington.

Hakeem Nicks is also dealing with a foot injury, but both Coughlin and Nicks said the receiver is getting better each week. Nicks missed three games earlier this season, but has played two straight. He caught five passes for 53 yards on Sunday and said he feels good and knows the recovery process will just take time.

New York's defensive line also got some good news, as Chris Canty did not suffer any setbacks or re-injure his knee on Sunday, his first game of the season after he began the year on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Kenny Phillips and Jacquian Williams were both inactive against the Redskins and their availability this week will be determined from how much they are able to practice.


RGIII reacts to late loss to Giants

Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III talked about his team's loss to the Giants after he had given them a late lead in Sunday's game.


Giants 27, Redskins 23: New York wins shootout

The New York Giants forced four Washington turnovers in the second half and got a 77-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz in the closing minutes to beat the Washington Redskins Sunday, 27-23.


Giants, Redskins still tied 13-13 after 3 quarters

Neither the Washington Redskins or New York Giants could score in the third quarter, leaving the game tied at 13-13 heading into the fourth quarter.

Eli Manning has had a rough game for the Giants. He is 23 of 34 for 238 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. His counterpart, Robert Griffin III, has been a tad better today. Griffin is 10 of 15 for 140 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Griffin also had 64 yards on six rushes.

Stevie Brown had a big third-quarter interception. Brown returned it 41 yards for New York.

Ahmad Bradshaw is averaging 3.6 yards per carry for the Giants. He has 40 yards on 11 rushes.

Martellus Bennett is New York's leading receiver going into the fourth quarter. He has five catches for 79 yards. Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz also have five catches each. Nicks has 53 yards and Cruz has 49.

Michael Boley and Chase Blackburn have paced the defense with seven total tackles each. Both have three solo tackles and four assisted tackles.


Giants, Redskins tied at 13-13 at halftime

New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes kicked a 39-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining to knot the game at 13-13 against the Washington Redskins at halftime Sunday.

The Giants kicked two field goals in the final four minutes of the second quarter. Tynes also hit a 27-yard field goal with 3:53 left in the first half.

After being down 3-0 at the end of the first quarter, Giants running back Andrew Brown rushed for a 1-yard touchdown to put the Giants up, 7-3.

Washington answered back four minutes later when Robert Griffin III hit Santana Moss for a 26-yard touchdown.

Redskins kicker Kai Forbath kicked a 43-yard field goal with less than 2 minutes left in the half for his second field goal of the game.

Eli Manning is 17-of-26 for 186 yards for the Giants.

Ahmad Bradshaw is New York's leading rusher. He has 14 yards on four carries. Brown has 11 yards on three carries, including a touchdown.

Martellus Bennett has four catches for 62 yards for New York. Hakeem Nicks has five catches for 53 yards and Victor Cruz has four catches for 46 yards.

Chase Blackburn has five total tackles to lead the Giants' defense. Stevie Brown and Chris Canty each have four. Justin Tuck has a sack.


Redskins lead Giants, 3-0, after first quarter

Washington Redskins kicker Kai Forbath kicked a 20-yard field goal in the first quarter to put the Redskins up, 3-0, over the New York Giants going into the second quarter.

In their only drive of the first quarter, the Redskins moved the ball 93 yards on 17 plays, but couldn't cap the possession with a touchdown.

The Giants punted in their first possession of the first quarter.

Eli Manning is 6-of-7 for 67 yards. Hakeem Nicks has two catches for 20 yards for New York. At the end of the first quarter, Martellus Bennett hauled in a 31-yard catch to help the Giants down the field.

New York has run the ball three times for 6 yards.

Defensively, Chase Blackburn has four total tackles to lead the Giants defense. Chris Canty, Corey Webster and Markus Kuhn each have two solo tackles.

Redskins running back Alfred Morris had 10 carries for 46 yards in the first quarter.


Giants vs. Redskins inactives: Bradshaw active

The inactive lists for both the New York Giants and Washington Redskins are out, and as expected, Giants starting running back Ahmad Bradshaw will play in the NFC East showdown at MetLife Stadium (1 p.m. ET on FOX) while the Redskins will be without wide receiver Pierre Garcon.

All week, Bradshaw had been battling a foot injury that forced him to be limited in practice Thursday and miss Friday. However, it seems the Giants' leading rusher was held out so he could play against the division rival today.

Bradshaw will be looking to put together his third straight 100-yard performance. Two weeks ago, the 5'10, 214-pound tailback ran for 200 yards on 30 carries in a 41-27 victory against the Cleveland Browns. Last week, Bradshaw rushed for 116 yards on 27 attempts in a 26-3 victory at the San Francisco 49ers.

Meanwhile, Garcon will miss his second straight game because of a foot injury. Last week, without Garcon, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III connected with veteran wide receiver Santana Moss a team-high four times in a 38-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

The rest of the Giants' inactive list looks like this: safety Kenny Phillips, linebacker Jacquian Williams, defensive tackle Rocky Bernard, wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, defensive end Adewale Ojomo, tackle James Brewer and tight end Adrien Robinson.

The Redskins inactive list features: quarterback Rex Grossman, safety Brandon Meriweather, defensive end Doug Worthington, guard Josh LeRibeus, guard Adam Gettis and cornerback David Jones.


Ahmad Bradshaw expected to play with foot injury

Expect the Giants running back to suit up Sunday against Redskins.


Giants welcome RGIII to the NFC East

Robert Griffin III comes to the Meadowlands for his introduction to the NFC East.


Hakeem Nicks still not at 100 percent

Giants wideout Hakeen Nicks is playing again off an injury, but still not at 100 percent.


Ahmad Bradshaw questionable for Sunday

The status of Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is still up in the air for Sunday.


David Wilson predicts he will be a Hall of Famer

New York Giants' rookie running back David Wilson predicts that he will be an NFL Hall of Famer, and compares himself to birth control.


Perry Fewell talks about problems RGIII poses

Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell talked about facing the dangerous Robert Griffin III on Sunday.


Umenyiora changes his tune on RGIII

Osi Umenyiora, who said Redskins' rookie Robert Griffin III would have to earn his "RGIII" nickname, is now speaking with the utmost respect for the NFC East's most explosive new player.


Giants' Victor Cruz: 'We need to get a victory'

The New York Giants won the Super Bowl last season. Along the way, however, they lost twice to the NFC East rival Washinngton Redskins. Well, the Redskins visit MetLife Stadium this Sunday, and wide receiver Victor Cruz says the team is determined not to let that happen again.

Cruz visited with Mike Francesa this week on WFAN. Below is what Cruz had to say about the Redskins.

On their next opponent, Washington, who beat them twice last season:

"Last year they came out and flat-out just punched us in the mouth. We weren't ready for those games and we weren't prepared to play. They were our opener last year and we came down there and we didn't play well. And the second time around, it was tough for us and they stopped our run and they did a good job of playing against us. And it was a tough game. So this time around, I feel like it's a different team, different mindset that we have, and we're going to be up for this game, no question about it."

On the potential to overlook the Redskins after such a big win out west:

"Not at all. We need to get a victory in this game and we need to come out early and establish what the game is going to be like. And I think not only myself and the offense, but the entire team knows what type of game this is going to be. And we've gotta come prepared."


Giants' injury news: Jacquian Williams out Sunday

Linebacker Jacquian Williams is not likely to play Sunday for the New York Giants against the Washington Redskins. Coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday that Williams, who injured his knee against the San Francisco 49ers, will not practice this week.

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who has carried the ball 57 times the past two weeks, did not practice Wednesday because of what the team is calling a "foot issue." Bradshaw, of course, has missed both practice and game time in the past because of recurring foot and ankle issues.

Coughlin seemed to give a bit of a testy answer when asked if Bradshaw's workload contributed to the foot issue.

"Well, he certainly wasn't sitting around Sunday afternoon with his foot up. He definitely has played well, played hard, gotten the ball a number of times, and we'd like to think he can keep on doing that," Coughlin siad. "I don't want to go into that one-practice-a-week business that we've had. So, I'm hoping that this is something that he is able to overcome."

More Injury News

  • Running back Andre Brown, who did not play last week because of a concussion, returned to practice.
  • Running back, Da'Rel Scott, Tuesday underwent a right knee debridement and a repair to the meniscus. The procedure was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery by team physician Dr. Russell Warren. Coughlin did not say if Scott is a candidate to go on injured reserve.
  • Defensive tackle Chris Canty, who is on the physically unable to perform list, is practicing today for the first time this season. He could make his 2012 debut on Sunday.
  • Safety Kenny Phillips (knee) is not yet ready to practice.

-- This story originally appeared at Big Blue View


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