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Need to know: Odell Beckham Jr. caught three touchdown passes from Eli Manning and had 12 receptions for 143 yards. Beckham has 972 receiving yards for the season, breaking the team rookie record previously held by Jeremy Shockey in 2002.
Beckham had a fourth TD catch negated by a holding penalty on Justin Pugh; he also fumbled a punt with nine seconds remaining.
Manning was 23-for-34 for 250 yards.
Robert Griffin III came in at QB for the Redskins after starter Colt McCoy went to the locker room after aggravating a neck injury. McCoy took a couple of hits on the Redskins' opening drive. His last pass landed about 5 yards short of his intended target. Griffin has not started since a 17-13 loss to the 49ers Nov. 23.
Griffin (18-for-27, 236 yards, 1 TD) was involved in a controversy at the end of the first half which ended up swinging the momentum in the Giants favor in the second. He appeared to have scored a touchdown on a run, but the score was overturned on review because Griffin was ruled not to have been possession of the ball as he dove over the goal line. Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss was ejected for arguing and assessed two personal fouls, both of which were enforced on the kickoff to start the second half.
Kicking off from the Washington 35, the Giants pulled off a successful onside kick, and Josh Brown's 32-yard field goal tied the score at 10.
The Giants had seven sacks, 2.5 by Jason Pierre-Paul. They have 22 sacks in their past three games after posting 19 sacks in the first 11 games. The Redskins allowed six sacks or more for the sixth game in a row, a team record.
A tough day for Giants DB Antrel Rolle. He was burned for a 61-yard gain by Andre Roberts and soon after got a 15-yard penalty for hitting Griffin out of bounds. He also dropped what appeared to be a sure interception.
What's Next: The Giants visit St. Louis next Sunday at 4:05 p.m.
What would the Giants be without OBJ? I'd prefer not to think about it.
The rookie WR did everything but park cars and sell hot dogs at MetLife Stadium Sunday afternoon. The Giants were clearly challenged in running the ball without Rashad Jennings (1 carry, 3 yards), who again was limited as he reinsured his ankle early in the ball game.
Enter Beckham, who scored three times (a fourth TD reception was nullified by a holding penalty), catching 12 of 15 targets and doing just about as much a player can do in helping his team win.
The defense played fairly well again, recording seven sacks and preventing Robert Griffin III from pinning another loss on them with his legs.
The Redskins are ranked high in many team statistical categories, and one would surmise they would have more than three wins. But we saw today, the multiple mistakes that three-win teams make and Washington made a ton of them.
Washington drew 10 penalties for 135 yards and at inopportune times. Their unsportsmanlike conduct flags a the end of the first half allowed the Giants to convert an onside kick to start the third quarter and take charge of the game. They fumbled four times, losing only one, but converted just 4 of 14 third down conversions.
But the talk on the ramps coming out of the stadium today was of Beckham and his continued heroics. He has single-handedly made this season tolerable.
Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning discuss the outstanding rookie season for Odell Beckham Jr after the Giants' 24-13 win over Washington.