4:15 PM ET, January 2, 2011
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
Giants fight past Redskins but fall short of playoffs after Packers win
LANDOVER, Md. -- Chants of "Green Bay won!" started to spread in the stadium in the game's final minute, taunting a New York Giants team in no mood to celebrate a victory of its own.The Giants got the win they needed but not the help Sunday. New York's 17-14 victory over the Washington Redskins was rendered moot for postseason purposes when Green Bay topped Chicago 10-3 to claim the remaining wild card berth in the NFC."This is the most somber winning locker room you'll ever see," defensive tackle Barry Cofield said. "And that's because we fell short of our goals. ... Knowing that we won but we didn't fulfill our own destiny and we came up losers on the day, it's definitely weird."
• The Giants recorded 10 wins for the fourth time in seven years under Tom Coughlin.
• The Giants and the Bucs are the first pair of 10-win teams to miss the playoffs in the same season since the Eagles and 49ers sat out the second season in 1991.
• The Redskins finished the season 6-10 under coach Mike Shanahan, matching his worst record when coaching a full season (Denver 1999).
• Washington finished 2-6 at home, its worst mark since 1994.
• Eli Manning finished with 31 TDs and 25 INTs on the year, both career highs.
-- ESPN Stats & Information/Elias Sports Bureau
New York has won six straight against Washington and nine of 10. ... Umenyiora finished the season with 10 forced fumbles, tying Jason Taylor's record set in 2006 with Miami. The stat has been kept since 1994. ... Redskins WR Santana Moss had nine receptions for 74 yards, setting a career high in catches (93) for the season.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.3||5.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||5:08||Lawrence Tynes 20 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 78 yds, 5:58
|TD||3:11||Brandon Jacobs 2 Yard Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 69 yds, 4:54
|TD||0:29||Fred Davis 1 Yard Pass From Rex Grossman (Graham Gano Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yds, 2:44
|TD||12:32||Mario Manningham 92 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 95 yds, 0:57
|TD||6:02||Anthony Armstrong 64 Yard Pass From Rex Grossman (Graham Gano Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 64 yds, 0:00
Eli Manning's 92-yard TD pass to Mario Manningham in the 3rd quarter was the fourth-longest scrimmage play in Giants history, and the longest pass since Norm Snead hooked up with Rich Houston for a 94-yard TD in 1972. Tiki Barber ran for a 95-yard score against Oakland in the final week of the 2005 regular season. The Giants' longest play in history was a 98-yard pass from Earl Morall to Homer Jones in 1966.
ESPN Stats & Information