The New York Giants put on a resounding 31-7 victory for the home crowd Sunday at New Meadowlands Stadium, and played a complete game in every phase. This was the first time Donovan McNabb faced the Giants wearing a Redskins' uniform, and it was a game marred by sloppy play and an opportunistic Giants' defense that forced six turnovers--four fumbles and two interceptions. The Giants sacked McNabb four times--two by rookie Jason Pierre-Paul; and one each by Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora. Terrell Thomas and Corey Webster each had an interception.
On offense, the Giants scored on their opening drive to set the tone, and had 200 yards on the ground with four rushing touchdowns (103 yards by Brandon Jacobs, 97 yards for Ahmad Bradshaw with two scores each). Eli Manning was 15 of 25 for 161 yards and an interception--the Giants' only turnover of the game. Derek Hagan had a nice game again with 7 catches for 65 yards, and Lawrence Tynes pretty much iced the game with a 28-yard field goal with 9:00 remaining.
The win puts the Giants back into a virtual tie with the Eagles for first place in the NFC East with an 8-4 record. Next up, the Giants travel to Minnesota on Sunday to face an upstart Vikings' team, while the Eagles play the Cowboys for the first time this season in Dallas.