(Redskins wide receiver Gary Clark  celebrates with guard Mark Schlereth  after Clark’s 50-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter of Washington’s 34-17 win over the New York Giants Dec. 15, 1991, at RFK Stadium. [AP photo])
The Redskins have played the Giants on 160 occasions in the regular season and the postseason combined, beginning in 1932. The Redskins and Giants have faced each other in the regular season 158 times, making them each team’s most common opponent.
The Giants have played in New York since their inaugural season in 1925. The Giants’ MetLife Stadium is located about a mile from the team’s practice facility and headquarters.
The Redskins won the first-ever matchup between the two teams, 14-6, on Oct. 9, 1932, when the Redskins were playing as the Boston Braves. In their first matchup with the Redskins playing in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 16, 1937, the Redskins won 13-3 at Griffith Stadium.
Later that season, the Redskins defeated the Giants 49-14 at the Polo Grounds to earn a trip to the NFL Championship game against the Chicago Bears, which the Redskins won.
The Redskins lost their first game against the Giants at MetLife Field, 31-7, Dec. 5, 2010. Washington never led in the game and was down 28-0 before scoring its only touchdown with 4:35 remanining in the third quarter.
Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb completed 26-of-44 passes for 296 yards and one touchdown, while receiver Anthony Armstrong caught six passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. The defense was led by safety Reed Doughty’s 10 tackles. The Giants’ defense, meanwhile, sacked McNabb four times and recovered four Redskins fumbles. New York running backs Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw combined for 200 yards rushing and four touchdowns in the win.
Overall, the Redskins are 28-50-2 combined in the regular season and postseason when playing games against the Giants in New York. The Redskins ended a six-game losing streak to the Giants last season by sweeping the season series.
The last matchup between the teams saw a 23-10 Redskins win on Dec. 18, 2011, at MetLife Stadium. The Redskins led the entire game and were able to control the clock, holding onto the ball for 35 minutes in the victory.
Quarterback Rex Grossman completed 15-of-24 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown, while receiver Jabar Gaffney caught six passes for 85 yards. The Redskins’ defense intercepted and sacked Giants quarterback Eli Manning three times each and held New York running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs to just 91 yards combined rushing.
The Redskins are 64-92-4 all-time in combined regular-season and postseason games against the Giants.
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