Making turnovers count
The Giants jumped out to a 10-0 first quarter lead, with both scores coming off Washington turnovers.
With 12:07 remaining, Giants safety Jabrill Peppers forced and recovered an Antonio Gibson fumble that the Giants converted into a 38-yard Graham Gano Field goal to jump out to an early 3-0 lead.
Later, Washington Isaiah Wright muffed a punt that the Giants cashed in for a Wayne Gallman touchdown four plays later.
The Giants forced five Washington turnovers, including the game-clinching interception by Ryan.
It’s one thing to put together points on scheduled drives, but it’s significantly easier to win in the NFL when you make your opponent pay for turning the football over, as the Giants did on Sunday afternoon.