The New York Giants ended the postseason aspirations for a division rival on New Year’s Day. Who stepped up against the Washington Redskins?
Traditionally speaking, Week 17 was meaningless for the New York Giants. New York had already secured a postseason appearance, as well as its status as a No. 5 seed, and no result would change that.
With a chance to eradicate the postseason dreams of a division rival, however, the Giants went on the road and defeated the Washington Redskins 19-10.
New York finishes the 2016 NFL regular season at 11-5 following its dominant defensive showing against Washington. In the process, it bounced back from a 24-19 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and rediscovered momentum.
With nine wins over the course of its final 11 regular season games, the Giants are as hot as any team in the NFL.
New York has won at least 11 games for the first time since 2010. Most importantly, it’s maintained an elite level of play on defense and may have stabilized one of its crippling areas of weakness.
The question is: who were the Players of the Game during the New York Giants’ 19-10 victory over the Washington Redskins?