The Giants? defense got bailed out late on Eli Manning?s touchdown strike to Victor Cruz to give the G-Men a 27-23 victory.

But without that play, this game would have gone down as an incredible disappointment, especially defensively. Luckily for the Giants, the Redskins lost the turnover battle, committing four after only having five total in the previous six games.

All week, the Giants focused on stopping rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Redskins? powerful running game. However, the Redskins turned in a stellar rushing performance, led by the team?s other rookie Alfred Morris, who rushed for 120 yards including 94 in the first half.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, alfred morris, defense, Eli Manning, Giants Defense, interception, Linval Joseph, Michael Boley, NFC East, Editorial Aside, redskins, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss
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