LANDOVER, Md. - Ahmad Bradshaw's two short touchdown runs capped long drives, Eli Manning threw for three scores, and the New York Giants completely dominated the Washington Redskins en route to a 45-12 victory last night.
This was a game between one team making a push for the playoffs (New York) and one that continues to founder (Washington). Last night, it was quite clear which was which.
Look at the statistics with 4 1/2 minutes left in the second quarter: The Giants (8-6) had massive advantages in yards (226 to minus-2), first downs (16-0) and time of possession (nearly 21 minutes to under 4 1/2). The score was 24-0 at that point.
Washington quarterback Jason Campbell left with a sprained shoulder after being sacked by Osi Umenyiora with 45 seconds left in the first half. He returned, and finished 15-for-28 for 192 yards, a touchdown and an two interceptions.
The Redskins (4-10) scored both of their touchdowns in the third quarter. Campbell hit Fred Davis with an 11-yard strike, and Quinton Ganther rambled over from the 1. The conversions were unsuccessful.
Manning was 19-for-26 for 268 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Bradshaw gained 61 yards on nine carries.