Report Card: Giants win over Redskins
But with the game on the line, he hit Cruz when it mattered on a 77-yard game-winning touchdown. Cruz finished with seven receptions for 131 yards and the touchdown and Martellus Bennett and Hakeem Nicks each had five catches.
The Redskins crushed the Giants on the ground with a total of 248 rushing yards. Alfred Morris ran for 120 yards and Robert Griffin III added 89 yards, including a 24-yard scramble late in the fourth that helped set up a go-ahead touchdown.
The Giants had all sorts of trouble with the Redskins' option attack but they did produce two fumbles on running plays in the second half.
RG3 passed for 258 yards and he hit Santana Moss twice on touchdowns, including a beautiful 30-yard strike with 1:32 left.
But the Giants picked off Griffin once and came up with a big strip and recovery on Moss to seal the game. The Giants also sacked Griffin three times and hit him five times, which is no easy chore.
Head Coach Tom Coughlin and Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell prepared the Giants well for Robert Griffin III. The Giants were able to produce four turnovers and collect three sacks. Offensively, the Giants probably should've run the ball more, especially in the fourth quarter when they were up 20-13.
But bottom line, Giants won an NFC East game they absolutely needed and now are riding a three-game winning streak.