EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Joe Choose and the New York Giants have lastly received, and so they have rookie Tae Crowder and a dangerous gamble by Washington coach Ron Rivera for making them related once more.
Crowder, the final participant taken within the NFL draft — Mr. Irrelevant — scooped up a fumble and ran 43 yards for a landing with 3:28 to play. That gave the Giants a 20-19 victory over Washington on Sunday in a battle of the 2 of the NFL’s worst groups.
The sport wasn’t determined till Rivera rolled the cube after a 22-yard landing go from Kyle Allen to Cam Sims with :36 left in regulation to cap a 10-play, 75-yard march.
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As an alternative of taking part in for time beyond regulation, Rivera had Washington (1-5) go for the win with a 2-point conversion in an try and get again within the mediocre NFC East race. Allen discovered nobody open, scrambled to his left and had his go underneath strain fall incomplete.
It gave the 38-year-old Choose his first win as an NFL coach and allowed the Giants (1-5) to keep away from a second 0-6 begin since 2013.
Washington rallied from a 10-point deficit to tie the sport halfway earlier than a uncommon Giants quarterback strain turned the sport round.
On a third-and-9 from the Giants 45, linebacker Kyler Fackrell strip-sacked Allen for an 8-yard loss. Crowder chased down the bouncing ball, gained possession and ran untouched to the tip zone — to the applause of teammates. No followers have been allowed on the recreation at MetLife Stadium.
Daniel Jones, who wasted an extended third-quarter drive with an terrible interception, threw a 23-yard landing go to Darius Slayton and Graham Gano kicked two discipline objectives.
Allen threw a 5-yard landing go to Logan Thomas, and Dustin Hopkins, who missed from 47 yards on the opening drive, hit two shorter discipline objectives.
Jones, who rushed for a team-high 74 yards, was 12 of 19 for 112 yards and an interception by Kendall Fuller at the back of the tip zone that ended a nine-minute-plus drive.
Allen was 31 of 42 for 280 yards and an interception by James Bradberry, which arrange the Slayton rating.
Washington used a pair of time-consuming 70-yard drives to tie the sport at 13-all with 8:56 left within the fourth quarter.
Trailing 13-Three late within the second quarter, Rivera made a gutsy name on fourth-and-Four from the New York 40. Allen hit Dontrelle Inman for 15 yards after scrambling away from strain. He capped the 13-play drive with a 5-yard rainbow toss to Thomas.
Giants LT Andrew Thomas, the No. 6 general choose within the draft, didn’t begin for the primary time this season. Fellow rookie Matt Peart, a third-round choose, began. Thomas changed him within the second quarter however went again to the bench early within the third after lacking a block on a third-and-1 on the Washington 37. He returned within the fourth quarter.
Each groups have been on the sphere for the nationwide anthem. Washington’s Tim Settle, Landon Collins and Montez Sweat raised fists. The Giants had roughly 15 gamers take a knee. That they had the same quantity the primary two residence video games.
Washington: Beginning LG Saahdiq Charles was harm on the second play from scrimmage (left leg) and didn’t return. WR Antonio Gandy-Golden left with a hamstring damage.
Giants: Probably the most critical damage was to WR C.J. Board. He was carted off the sphere early within the third quarter after taking a giant hit from Washington security Deshazor Everett making an attempt to catch a low go. He was identified with a concussion and a neck damage and brought to a hospital for analysis. Backup CB Darney Holmes (neck) left within the first half; LB Blake Martinez and DT Dexter Lawrence have been evaluated for concussions and returned.
Each groups keep in NFC East. Washington hosts Dallas subsequent Sunday. The Giants have a brief week and play in Philadelphia on Thursday night time.
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