Then, Osi Umneyiora forced another Rex Grossman fumble to thwart the drive on the Giants 43. The forced fumble was the 36th of the season by the Giants and their 21st recovery - a new NFL record.
The Giants came out passing and went three-and-out. The Skins returned the ensuing Matt Dodge punt for 28 yards to their 36 yard line and once again began to drive down the field on the Giants in healthy chunks. But then Santana Moss fumbled inside the 20 and it was recovered by the Giants' Kenny Phillips to further the Giants fumble recovery record to 22.
After another Giants punt, the Redskins took over on the Giants' 41 with 8:30 to go in regulation. On 4th and from the 32, Ryan Torian was stopped for a loss by Osi Umenyiora to give the Giants the ball back on downs. They went three and out for the third consecutive series.
The Skins struck the down the middle of the field on the next series when Grossman connected with WR Anthony Armstrong for a 64-yard TD to close the score to 17-14 with 5:52 remaining.
New York held on to win, 17-14 on a sloppy field. They finished the regular season 10-6.
The Giants will be going home after this one, though.....the Packers beat the Bears, 10-3 at Lambeau Field eliminating the Giants from the postseason.