Takeaways Lead Giants to Win Over Washington

The Giants improved to 2-7 following its 23-20 win over Washington on Sunday. The team had five takeaways, including two late interceptions to secure the win.

New York had a 20-3 lead at the end of the first half. They scored 10 points off of Washington turnovers including a Wayne Gallman two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Evan Engram reeled in a 16-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Jones in the second, giving them a 17 point lead.

Washington turned the momentum in its favor in the second half. QB Alex Smith, who took over in the first quarter for the injured Kyle Allen, completed 75% of his passes for 325 yards. He connected with Terry McLaurin for a 68-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to cut the Giants’ lead to just three.

With just over two minutes to go, Jabrill Peppers intercepted a Smith pass to stop a Washington drive inside Giants territory. Then, with 1:23 to go in the game, Smith threw another interception, this time to Logan Ryan to seal the win.

Jones finished the day 23/34 for 212 yards and one touchdown. He did not have a turnover for the first time this season. Gallman ran the ball for 68 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries. Alfred Morris added 67 yards on the ground. The Giants ran for 166 yards in total. Undrafted rookie Austin Mack led the team with 72 yards on four receptions. Leonard Williams recorded his team-leading fifth sack of the year.

The Giants (2-7) will host the NFC East leading Philadelphia Eagles (3-4-1) next week.

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