The football spun tightly in the end zone. Pierre Garçon’s hands jackhammered up and down and beat his chest after he put a little English on the dancing pigskin.
With Garçon’s fourth-quarter touchdown catch and Kai Forbath’s extra point, the Redskins took a 17-16 lead on the Giants. On Dec. 3, 2012, Robert Griffin III ran for 72 yards on five carries and notched a win in his Monday Night Football debut. Washington split the season series with New York and moved to .500 for the first time since falling in a 3-6 hole.
London Fletcher had 12 tackles and wore a mic.
Just 12 days earlier, the Giants stunned the Redskins in New York. Griffin III completed a 3o-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss with 1:38 left in the game. On the ensuing drive, Eli Manning tossed his first pass incomplete, then launched a bomb down the right sideline to Victor Cruz, who caught the ball in stride and dashed across the goal line for a 77-yard touchdown.
The Redskins franchise started playing the Giants in 1932. The teams have squared off twice a year during each regular season with the exception of the 1967 and 1969 seasons.
The Giants lead the all-time series, 93-65-4. Washington has played New York more than any other team. In 1966 the Redskins hung 72 points the Giants in the highest-scoring game in NFL history.
On Dec. 19, 1943, Sammy Baugh passed for 199 yards and picked off two passes on defense, Andy Farkas ran in three scores and the Redskins defeated the Giants, 28-0 in a divisional playoff game.
Gary Clark caught 11 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown on Oct. 27, 1986, but New York took down Washington, 27-20, on a monster day from running back Joe Morris, who ran 31 times for 181 yards and two scores. Later that season, the Giants would blank the Redskins, 17-0, in the NFC Championship game.
On Sept. 19, 1999, Stephen Davis scored three touchdowns in the first quarter of a 50-21 win at New York, finishing the day with 23 carries for 126 yards. Brad Johnson went 20 of 28 with 231 yards and three touchdown passes. Shawn Barber scored on a 70-yard interception return.
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