Overall Grade: B
If you look at the stat sheet, the Giants were outplayed by the Redskins on Sunday except when it came to making plays that counted. The Redskins gained more yards, had more first downs and held the ball longer than the Giants, but New York took advantage of their opportunities.
The Giants gained 287 yards, their third-lowest total of the season; they totaled 197 at Detroit in Week 1 and 253 in their shutout loss at Philadelphia on Oct. 27. The Giants rushed for 49 yards, their lowest total since they ran for 41 yards at Detroit on Dec. 22, 2013.
The Giants played a clean game, the only turnover was a fumbled punt by Odell Beckham Jr. with nine seconds left in the game. They have won their last five games in which they did not commit an offensive turnover.
But the Giants have a weapon like no other in Beckham, Jr. in the game's premier matchup. Beckham dragged the Giants kicking and screaming to victory as Washington rookie CB Bashaud Breeland, a physical, active defender, proved no match for OBJ, committing five penalties attempting to slow the Giants' wunderkind down.
With RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) limited again, the Giants could only muster 2.2 YPC on 22 attempts on the ground. If not for Beckham's 12 receptions, the Giants would have struggled through the air as well. The rest of the team had only 11 receptions for 107 yards.
QB: Eli Manning has an easy job these days. Look for No. 13 in the blue shirt and throw it in his direction. Of course, it's not as easy as that. Eli spread the ball around to give the rookie a break on occasion. Manning went 23/34 for 250 yards, 3 TDs, no picks and was sacked once en route to a 118.5 rating. Grade: B
RB: With Jennings re-aggravating his ankle and leaving the game early, the Giants went nowhere on the ground against the Redskins. Rookie Andre Williams played 56 of the Giants' 61 offensive snaps (92%) but gained just 44 yards on 18 carries with a long of 6. He also had only one reception on four targets. Not the follow-up performance the Giants were hoping for after last week's breakout performance in Tennessee. Grade: C
TE: After lighting up the Skins earlier in the year for 3 TDs, Larry Donnell was thrown to only twice, catching both. Daniel Fells caught his only target, a 16-yard reception. Not much to grade here. Grade: B
OL: The same five that has played the majority of the snaps this year, played them all again on Sunday: RT Justin Pugh, RG John Jerry, C JD Walton, LG Weston Richburg and LT Will Beatty. They kept Eli clean for the most part, but did not get the surge the Giants need for the run game to be successful. Grade: B
WR: Beckham's exploits (12 rec, 143 yards, 3 TDs) aside, this group has become a forgotten one. Rueben Randle has seen his opportunities dwindle (4 TAR, 2 rec, 30 yards). Kevin Ogletree stepped up nicely, with 3 catches for 25 yards. Grade: A
Special Teams/Returns: Beckham made little impact on punt returns with four attempts for 19 yards. His mysterious misplay, or muff late in the game did not factor into the outcome of the game, but what was he thinking there? Preston Parker continues to impress on the kick returns, with 90 yards on three attempts with a long of 45. Grade: B