Will Hill clinched the victory for the Giants by stripping Pierre Garcon at midfield with 1:29 remaining.
There will be justifiable screaming from D.C. about an officiating blunder right before the game-clinching play by Hill. Officials erroneously signaled first down for Washington and moved the chains, only to reverse that AFTER an incomplete pass on a deep throw. That left Washington with fourth-and-one at their own 45-yard line. Robert Griffin III completed a pass to Garcon for the first down, but Hill took the ball away.
The Giants fell behind, 14-0, but rallied for a pair of scores in the second quarter to tie the game at halftime, 14-14.
The Giants took their first lead, 21-17, with 14:26 left in the game on a 1-yard run by Andre Brown. That capped a four-play, 46-yard drive after a poor Washington punt. Sav Rocca was only able to manage an 18-yard punt after fielding a rolling snap from Kyle Nelson. A 39-yard Josh Brown field goal with 2:38 remaining made the score 24-21.
The Giants are now 5-7. Washington falls to 3-9.
Manning completed 22-of-28 passes for 235 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Victor Cruz caught six passes for 80 yards and Brandon Myers had five catches for 61 yards and a touchdown.
Griffin went 24-of-32 for 207 yards and one touchdown for Washington. He also ran 12 times for 88 yards. The giants held Washington running back Alfred Morris to 26 yards on 11 carries.
GAME BALL: Tuck sacked RGIII four times, a career-high. He joins Lawrence Taylor (twice), Pepper Johnson, Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora as the only Giants to have four sacks in a game. Tuck began the game with only 2.5 sacks for the season.
Since we can, we also leave you with this fine Jeff Triplette moment.