New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) is tackled by Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) during the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. racked up 12 catches for 143 yards and three touchdowns in the New York Giants’ 24-13 win over Washington’s NFL team on Nov. 14 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) rolls out of the pocket against the New York Giants during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Robert Griffin III replaced Colt McCoy as Washington’s quarterback midway through the first quarter after McCoy was sidelined with a neck injury. McCoy sprained his neck in the fourth quarter of Washington’s loss to St. Louis on Nov. 7, but had initially been cleared to play against the Giants.
Kai Forbath scored the first points of the game for Washington (3-11) with a 35-yard field goal, capping off a 13-play, 79-yard drive. The Giants (5-9) responded with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Beckham.
In the second quarter, Washington running back Chris Thompson—who spent the entire season on the practice squad before being promoted this week—scored his first NFL career touchdown to give Washington a three-point lead.
Washington Redskins Chris Thompson takes the ball into the end zone for a touchdown against the New York Giants during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
In the final seconds of the first half, Griffin rushed eight yards into the end zone for a touchdown as time expired. After a review, officials ruled the play a fumble and touchback, reversing the touchdown. After the controversial call, a furious Santana Moss confronted game officials. The veteran wide receiver was flagged twice for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected from the game.
Washington never recovered from the reversed touchdown, and Beckham went on to catch two more touchdown receptions in the second half. Although Washington had 372 total offensive yards, they suffered several penalties totaling 135 yards.
Griffin completed 18 of 27 passes for 236 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. He was also sacked seven times. Manning completed 23 of 34 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns.
Wide receiver Andre Roberts led Washington with two receptions for 81 yards. Linebacker Perry Riley led all defensive players with 10 tackles, while Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had three sacks.
With the loss, Washington’s NFL team extended their losing streak to six games. They face a tough NFC East matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 20.