Originally posted on NBC Washington  |  Last updated 12/18/11
The Washington Redskins played the role of spoiler to perfection Sunday afternoon, as they knocked the New York Giants back into second place in the NFC East with a 23-10 win at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The win gave Washington their first season sweep over the Giants since 1999. The Redskins (5-9) overcame two first-quarter interceptions by Rex Grossman and their patchwork secondary picked off three of Eli Manning's passes as Washington stormed to an early 17-0 lead. Grossman's first interception came on the very first play from scrimmage as a deep pass to Santana Moss off of a flea-flicker play was picked off by Corey Webster. Washington's second possession was more successful, as Grossman drove the Redskins 52 yards in 10 plays before Graham Gano nailed a 36-yard field goal for a 3-0 Washington lead. The Giants (7-7) should have scored a touchdown on their next possession, but Manning's potential 54-yard scoring strike was dropped by Hakeem Nicks on a third-down-...
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