Early trend

The Redskins failed to pressure Giants QB Eli Manning early, and that never changed. They used Brian Orakpo on the left side with Rob Jackson on the right in rush situations. Washington never sacked Manning in 29 pass attempts.

Did you notice ...

How dominant DE Osi Umenyiora was in the second half? He burned LT Trent Williams inside on some rushes, then went wide to get a second sack and forced fumble. He dominated Williams much of the second half.

Under the radar

PR Brandon Banks had returns of 29 and 27 yards in the fourth quarter. But Giants P Matt Dodge prevented another return with a high punt that Banks couldn't field late in the game. It left the Redskins at their own 17.

From the sidelines

Give coach Tom Coughlin credit for making sure his players didn't lose focus after two tough losses and with several players out. They played not to lose at times, but he let his defense take over and win the game.

The Redskins' offensive game plan under Kyle Shanahan was solid, and receivers were open. This game came down to a missed field goal and a fumble inside the 15. That sums up Mike Shanahan's first season.