Giants 20, Redskins 6

Patti Traina, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan scored two touchdowns and the New York Giants topped the Washington Redskins 20-6 at a rain-soaked MetLife Stadium.
An ugly finale featured 11 turnovers as the snake-bitten Giants lost quarterback Eli Manning and starting wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to sprained ankles in the second quarter, and left tackle Will Beatty to a fractured right leg early in the third quarter. New York won the game to deal the Redskins an eighth straight loss to end the season despite committing seven turnovers.
Manning's first pass of the 2013 season was intercepted at Dallas and his last was picked on Sunday on what was his final attempt of the season. Manning limped to the locker room before halftime and did not return to the game.
Redskins' defensive lineman Chris Baker rolled up on Manning's ankle just as he threw an incomplete pass to running back Peyton Hillis.
On the ensuing play, Manning tried to connect with tight end Brandon Myers, but couldn't drop back or step into his throw. The ball was picked off by Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson to set up kicker Kai Forbath's 49-yard field goal which gave the Giants a 10-6 lead.
Before being relieved by Curtis Painter in the second half, Manning had connected with Jernigan on a 24-yard touchdown pass to give the Giants a 7-3 lead. He also engineered the team's second scoring drive of the game that ended in Josh Brown's 34-yard field goal.
Painter completed only two passes for 11 yards and was intercepted once in the second half. He fumbled twice, but the Giants recovered both.
The Redskins broke a scoreless deadlock in the second quarter thanks to Forbath's 31-yard field goal set up when Giants running back Andre Brown fumbled the ball away at the Giants' 18. Forbath went on to add a 49-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter.
The Giants added to their lead on a 49-yard end-around touchdown run by Jernigan as time expired in the third quarter to take a 17-6 lead and then a 38-yard field goal by Brown with 4:53 left in the game.
Jernigan's run was the Giants' longest from scrimmage since running back Brandon Jacobs ran for 37 yards against Dallas on Nov. 24.
Jernigan, who has stepped up following Victor Cruz's season-ending knee surgery, finished the game as the Giants leading receiver with 90 yards on six receptions to go along with his 57 rushing yards on two carries.
The Redskins (3-13) had only 12 first downs in 18 possessions and totaled 251 total offense. Quarterback Kirk Cousins was sacked three times, threw two interceptions, lost a fumble and had a 31.8 passer rating.
NOTES: Giants K Josh Brown missed a 50-yard field goal attempt on the Giants' first drive in the second quarter. It was his first miss since Sept. 29, a 31-7 loss to Kansas City. ... With the loss, the Redskins finish their 2013 with an eight-game losing streak. They also finish the season winless against division opponents, and have not won a regular-season finale on the road since the 2005 season. ... The Giants finished without a 1,000-yard receiver for the first time since 2008 season. The Giants also finished the season without a 1,000-yard rusher. The last time they had no 1,000-yard runner or receiver was 2004. ... Redskins ILB London Fletcher, who is expected to retire, finished his NFL career having played in 256 consecutive NFL games, a streak that includes 215 consecutive regular-season starts.

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