Final

Redskins 0

(4-3, 1-3 away)

Giants 36

(5-2, 4-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, October 30, 2005

 

1 2 3 4 T
WSH 0 0 0 00
NYG 6 13 17 036

Top Performers

Passing: E. Manning (NYG) - 146 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Barber (NYG) - 24 CAR, 206 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Toomer (NYG) - 2 REC, 43 YDS

Barber rushes for 206 yards as Giants shred Redskins

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Tiki Barber put the finishing touch on the best running day of his career and then made one of the most important runs for the New York Giants.

It was over when ...
The Giants took the field. They fired on all cylinders on both sides of the ball, getting five sacks, forcing four turnovers and posting their first shutout since 1998. Tiki Barber ran for a career-high 206 yards and a score, and Jay Feely kicked five field goals. Just an all-around dominating day.
Game ball goes to ...
We can't pick just one, so we won't. Game balls for all the Giants!
ESPN's take ...
Eric Allen This was a dominating performance by Tiki Barber as the Redskins ran into a buzz saw. This was a perfect example of what the NFC East is like and always has been like. Teams can go into a game and get blown out and it's not really a reflection of how good the team is at the time. Every NFC East game is filled with intensity; if the other team doesn't rise up to meet that level of intensity, then it will lose badly.
-- Eric Allen

Barber scored late in the third quarter of the Giants' 36-0 rout of the Washington Redskins on Sunday, ran straight to the Giants sideline and presented the ball to Tim McDonnell, grandson of owner Wellington Mara, who died of cancer Tuesday at 89.

"I told him, 'This is for you, this is for your grandfather,'" Barber said after the game. "It was a big day and a special day for me, especially considering the events of the past week. It's something I'll never forget."

Two days after attending an emotional farewell to Mara at a packed funeral at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Giants produced their best defensive effort of the season, forcing four turnovers and sacking Washington quarterbacks Mark Brunell and Patrick Ramsey five times.

The win was New York's first shutout in seven years and put the Giants atop the NFC East at 5-2.

Barber ran for 206 yards on 24 carries, and the veteran back's 4-yard touchdown run helped him surpass his previous single-game high of 203 yards set against Philadelphia at the end of the 2002 season.

He broke off a 57-yard run on the game's first play to set up the first of Jay Feely's five field goals and had a 59-yard run later in the first half that led to a 3-yard touchdown by rookie Brandon Jacobs.

Washington (4-3), a 52-17 winner over San Francisco a week earlier, managed just 34 yards in the first half and finished with 125. The Redskins didn't cross midfield until the last minute of the third quarter.

"I think we all realized what was at stake," said head coach Joe Gibbs. "We had talked about it all week, the big ballgame for us and for them there was a lot at stake. There was a lot riding on it and we didn't play well. I think we take a long hard look at ourselves, and it certainly starts with me."

Brunell entered the game with the fourth-highest quarterback rating in the NFL but finished 11-for-28 for 65 yards and could not solve a secondary that entered the game having given up the second-most yards in the NFL.

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin credited his defensive line's performance. Prior to Sunday, the Giants had managed 11 sacks in six games.

"We had good pressure, and that's where it started," he said.

In a reprise of the Redskins' 20-14 loss at Giants Stadium last year, Brunell was replaced near the end of the third quarter by Ramsey, who drove the Redskins to the Giants' 5 on his first possession but saw his bid to avert the shutout fail when Robert Royal dropped his pass in the end zone.

All three quarterbacks struggled to complete passes in the swirling winds. Eli Manning finished 12-for-31 for 146 yards for the Giants and was intercepted by Ryan Clark in the first quarter on a ball thrown into the wind in the east end zone.

The Giants put the game out of reach at the beginning of the second half when Reggie Torbor stripped the ball from Ladell Betts on the kickoff and Willie Ponder recovered on the Washington 23.

Manning threw to Jeremy Shockey over the middle and the tight end brushed off linebacker LaVar Arrington and dived into the end zone. Feely's extra point made the score 26-0.

The Giants also scored at the end of the first half on a 39-yard field goal by Feely after an interception by linebacker Antonio Pierce, whom the Redskins failed to re-sign last offseason.

Pierce's familiarity with the Washington offense may have helped, as Brunell appeared to throw the ball directly to him.

"That's what happens when you know what they are going to do," Pierce said.

Flags flew at half-staff Sunday at Giants Stadium in honor of Mara, who was involved with the team since 1925, and there was a moment of silence before Kate Mara, one of his 40 grandchildren, sang the national anthem.

A video tribute at halftime included clips of Mara's induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Giants' Super Bowl titles after the 1986 and 1990 seasons.

Game notes


Feely's five field goals tied a career high set for Atlanta against Detroit in 2002. He also missed his first attempt of the season, hitting the left upright on a 51-yarder in the second quarter after making 13 straight ... Redskins left tackle Chris Samuels left the game with a bruised knee in the third quarter ... Giants safety Shaun Williams left the game with a hamstring injury near the end of the first quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WSH
NYG
1st Downs719
Passing 1st downs
58
Rushing 1st downs
19
1st downs from penalties
12
3rd down efficiency
2-127-19
4th down efficiency
0-20-1
Total Plays5278
Total Yards125386
Yards per play2.44.9
Total Drives1418
Passing87124
Comp-Att
14-3412-31
Yards per pass
2.23.8
Interceptions thrown
11
Sacks-Yards Lost
5-402-22
Rushing38262
Rushing Attempts
1345
Yards per rush
2.95.8
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-10-6
Penalties10-889-73
Turnovers41
Fumbles lost
30
Interceptions thrown
11
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession20:3939:21

Passing Leaders

WSHC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Brunell11/28652.3013-21
Ramsey3/66210.3002-19
NYGC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Manning12/311464.7112-22

Rushing Leaders

WSHCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cartwright22110.5016
Portis492.305
NYGCARYDSAVGTDLG
Barber242068.6159
Ward13423.207

Receiving Leaders

WSHRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moss4348.5015
Thrash12828.0028
NYGRECYDSAVGTDLG
Toomer24321.5026
Burress44210.5020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWSHNYG
nygFG11:38Jay Feely 31 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 66 yds, 3:15
03
nygFG0:22Jay Feely 41 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 18 yds, 2:04
06
SECOND QUARTERWSHNYG
nygTD12:44Brandon Jacobs, -100 yd run (Jay Feely kick is good)
Drive info: 5 plays, -43 yds, 1:36
013
nygFG2:18Jay Feely 25 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 12 yds, 2:48
016
nygFG0:06Jay Feely 31 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 5 plays, 8 yds, 1:39
019
THIRD QUARTERWSHNYG
nygTD13:29Jeremy Shockey, 10 yd pass from Eli Manning (Jay Feely kick is good)
Drive info: 4 plays, 23 yds, 1:24
026
nygFG4:09Jay Feely 36 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 5 plays, 29 yds, 1:36
029
nygTD1:24Tiki Barber, 4 yd run (Jay Feely kick is good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 23 yds, 2:28
036