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Redskins win third straight, behind defense and Peterson

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) There's a cockiness about the Washington Redskins' defense.

They're shutting down some of the NFL's top running backs, making life miserable for opposing quarterbacks, not giving up many points - and doing a lot of talking.

Why not? The unit is the major reason the NFC East-leading Redskins (5-2) have matched their best start since 2008.

Safety D.J. Swearinger intercepted two passes, Matt Ioannidis had 2 1/2 sacks, and the Redskins rode their defense to a third straight win, a 20-13 decision over the offensively inept New York Giants on Sunday.

The Redskins sacked a battered Eli Manning seven times, forced the two turnovers, limited Saquon Barkley to 38 yards rushing and made big play after big play in sending New York (1-7) to its fifth straight loss.

''We still have done nothing around here,'' Swearinger said. ''We beat them, but we haven't won the division. We haven't won the championship. We haven't won the Super Bowl. There's no room for lackadaisical. We haven't done nothing yet. We're just getting started. We're just turning the stove on. We ain't even put the grease in yet.''

In some sense that's true. The Redskins are winning and their offense is not lighting it up.

Adrian Peterson caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith and ran for a season-high 149 yards, with the last 64 coming on a touchdown jaunt with 3:06 to play. Dustin Hopkins added field goals of 53 and 39 yards for the Redskins

''I think we've invested some resources in the defense, hoping they would pay off,'' said Redskins coach Jay Gruden, whose team has a 1 1/2-game lead in the division. ''We hoping this is what we're trying to build. In this division, you've got to play great defense, in my opinion. This is critical for our success; until we get going offensively we have to win games like this. There's nothing wrong with that.''

The three-game winning streak is their longest in two seasons.

Aldrick Rosas kicked field goals of 37 and 21 yards for the Giants. Manning, 30 of 47 for 316 yards, hit Evan Engram on a 2-yard touchdown pass with :17 to play.

Engram also let a scoring chance slipped away at the Redskins 32 when a short fourth-down pass went through his fingers with New York down 10-3 early in the fourth quarter.

The Giants came into the game wondering whether the trades this past week of starting cornerback Eli Apple and 2016 All-Pro defensive tackle Damon Harrison would be a problem. New York's defense was fine. Its offense wasn't, and the Redskins' defense was very, very good.

''We are not scoring enough points,'' Manning said. ''We are playing in close games and we are just not finding ways to win them, unfortunately. We have to be able to move the ball more consistently and we have to control the clock to help out our defense.''

A major difference was Washington capitalized in the red zone, especially in the first half. Smith (20 of 32 for 178 yards) capped a 10-play, 73-yard drive with a TD pass to Peterson, who stepped out of a tackle by backup linebacker Nate Stupar at the 4-yard line.

New York had two trips inside the Washington 20. Swearinger ended the first, stepping inside of Odell Beckham Jr., to intercept a slant pass at the 8-yard line.

Rosas kicked a 37-yard field goal on the second drive after passes of 11 yards to Beckham and 24 to Saquon Barkley got New York in scoring position.

Beckham had seven catches for 125 yards.

Hopkins missed a 41-yard field goal after the Swearinger interception.

Washington never lost the lead in the second half as its defense kept Manning ducking most of the day.

''Our confidence is already high,'' Redskins linebacker Zach Brown. ''We don't care what running back is back there. You've got to deal with us at the end of the day. We're going to make you get out of that running game. We don't want you to run the ball. We don't want you to control the clock. We want you to pass the ball and we'll let our boys back there do their thing.''

INJURY REPORT

Redskins: T Trent Williams (dislocated thumb), RB Kapri Bibbs (dislocated shoulder), S Troy Apke (aggravated a hamstring) and LB Ryan Anderson (sprained knee-MCL) were hurt during the game.

Giants: RT Chad Wheeler left in the second half with an ankle injury and was replaced by Brian Mihalik.

UP NEXT

Redskins: host Atlanta on Sunday.

Giants: a much-needed bye. Return at San Francisco for Monday game on Nov. 12.

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Key Players
A. Peterson 26 RB
149 RuYds, RuTD, 7 ReYds, ReTD, REC
24
FPTS
E. Manning 10 QB
316 PaYds, PaTD, 2 INTs
14
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:17
A.Rosas extra point is GOOD Center-Z.DeOssie Holder-R.Dixon.
plays
yds
pos
20
13
Touchdown 0:17
E.Manning pass short left to E.Engram for 2 yards TOUCHDOWN.
16
plays
70
yds
2:49
pos
20
12
Point After TD 3:06
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
20
6
Touchdown 3:06
A.Peterson right tackle for 64 yards TOUCHDOWN. PENALTY on NYG-S.Chandler Horse Collar Tackle 15 yards enforced between downs.
3
plays
75
yds
1:02
pos
19
6
Field Goal 4:11
A.Rosas 21 yard field goal is GOOD Center-Z.DeOssie Holder-R.Dixon.
6
plays
83
yds
1:04
pos
13
6
Field Goal 9:57
D.Hopkins 39 yard field goal is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
7
plays
47
yds
4:27
pos
13
3
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:56
D.Hopkins 53 yard field goal is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
7
plays
20
yds
2:20
pos
10
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:19
A.Rosas 37 yard field goal is GOOD Center-Z.DeOssie Holder-R.Dixon.
9
plays
51
yds
2:03
pos
7
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:53
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 2:53
A.Smith pass short middle to A.Peterson for 7 yards TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
73
yds
5:28
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 33:38 26:22
1st Downs 20 18
Rushing 6 1
Passing 10 15
Penalty 4 2
3rd Down Conv 6-15 2-14
4th Down Conv 0-0 3-4
Total Net Yards 360 303
Total Plays 65 68
Avg Gain 5.5 4.5
Net Yards Rushing 182 37
Rush Attempts 33 14
Avg Rush Yards 5.5 2.6
Net Yards Passing 178 266
Comp. - Att. 20-32 30-47
Yards Per Pass 5.6 5.7
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 7-50
Penalties - Yards 8-90 11-102
Touchdowns 2 1
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 5-45.6 5-44.0
Return Yards 20 48
Punts - Returns 0-0 4-18
Kickoffs - Returns 2-20 1-30
Int. - Returns 2-0 0-0
Kicking 4/5 3/3
Extra Points 2/2 1/1
Field Goals 2/3 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-3 -33% 1-4 -25%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 1-2 -50%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Redskins 5-2 7031020
Giants 1-7 0301013
178 PASS YDS 266
182 RUSH YDS 37
360 TOTAL YDS 303
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Smith 11 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 178 1 0 87.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.2% 1561 8 2 91.3
A. Smith 20/32 178 1 0 14
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Peterson 26 RB
24
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
26 149 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
127 587 4
A. Peterson 26 149 1 64 24
C. Thompson 25 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
26 113 0
C. Thompson 3 13 0 10 1
A. Smith 11 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 97 1
A. Smith 3 13 0 11 14
P. Richardson 10 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
P. Richardson 1 7 0 7 3
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Doctson 18 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 49 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 159 0
J. Doctson 5 5 49 0 15 4
J. Reed 86 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 7 38 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 306 1
J. Reed 12 7 38 0 7 3
P. Richardson 10 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 34 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 246 2
P. Richardson 5 2 34 0 25 3
V. Davis 85 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 170 1
V. Davis 3 1 21 0 21 2
M. Harris 13 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 102 0
M. Harris 2 2 20 0 16 2
C. Thompson 25 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 209 1
C. Thompson 3 2 9 0 6 1
A. Peterson 26 RB
24
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 151 1
A. Peterson 1 1 7 1 7 24
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
M. Foster 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-27 0 0.0
M. Foster 9-4 0.0 0 0
M. Nicholson 35 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-11 0 0.0
M. Nicholson 5-1 0.0 0 0
M. Ioannidis 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 2.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-4 0 5.5
M. Ioannidis 4-1 2.5 0 0
H. Clinton-Dix  FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-3 3 1.0
H. Clinton-Dix 4-0 0.0 0 0
G. Stroman 37 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
G. Stroman 4-2 0.0 0 0
D. Swearinger 36 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-6 4 1.0
D. Swearinger 4-1 0.0 2 0
F. Moreau 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-9 0 0.0
F. Moreau 3-2 0.0 0 0
J. Harvey-Clemons 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 1.0
J. Harvey-Clemons 3-0 1.0 0 0
D. Payne 95 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-9 0 3.0
D. Payne 3-1 1.0 0 0
Z. Brown 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-16 0 0.0
Z. Brown 3-3 0.0 0 0
R. Kerrigan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 4.5
R. Kerrigan 2-2 1.5 0 0
J. Allen 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-12 0 4.0
J. Allen 1-2 1.0 0 0
P. McPhee 96 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
P. McPhee 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Smith 11 QB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Way 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Norman 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-13 1 0.0
J. Norman 1-3 0.0 0 0
K. Bibbs 46 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Bibbs 1-0 0.0 0 0
P. Smith 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-8 0 0.0
P. Smith 1-2 0.0 0 0
J. Chesson 16 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Chesson 1-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Vigil 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
Z. Vigil 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Anderson 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-6 0 2.0
R. Anderson 0-1 0.0 0 0
S. Hamilton 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
S. Hamilton 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Everett 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
D. Everett 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Johnson 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
D. Johnson 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Hopkins 3 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 2/2
SEASON FG XP
14/16 14/14
D. Hopkins 2/3 53 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 49.2 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
32 42.2 17
T. Way 5 49.2 3 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Bibbs 46 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 19.0 20 0
K. Bibbs 1 20.0 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
E. Manning 10 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.8% 316 1 2 72.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.3% 2377 8 6 90.9
E. Manning 30/47 316 1 2 14
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
S. Barkley 26 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 38 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
111 519 5
S. Barkley 13 38 0 9 10
W. Gallman 22 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 48 0
W. Gallman 1 -1 0 -1 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
O. Beckham 13 WR
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 8 136 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 61 785 2
O. Beckham 11 8 136 0 44 13
S. Barkley 26 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 9 73 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 58 497 2
S. Barkley 10 9 73 0 24 10
B. Fowler 18 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 48 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 59 0
B. Fowler 7 4 48 0 21 4
S. Shepard 87 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 4 34 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 40 542 2
S. Shepard 8 4 34 0 14 3
E. Engram 88 TE
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 5 25 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 145 2
E. Engram 9 5 25 1 11 8
R. Ellison 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 117 1
R. Ellison 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
B. Goodson 93 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-9 0 0.0
B. Goodson 7-1 0.0 0 0
Ja. Jenkins 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-6 2 0.0
Ja. Jenkins 6-0 0.0 0 0
B. Hill 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-7 0 2.0
B. Hill 5-1 0.0 0 0
T. Davis 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
T. Davis 5-1 0.0 0 0
G. Haley 34 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
G. Haley 4-0 0.0 0 0
L. Collins 21 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
44-18 0 0.0
L. Collins 4-1 0.0 0 1
B. Webb 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-3 0 1.0
B. Webb 4-0 0.0 0 0
S. Chandler 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
S. Chandler 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Wynn 72 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-8 0 1.0
K. Wynn 2-1 0.0 0 0
O. Beckham 13 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
O. Beckham 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Mauro 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
J. Mauro 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Tomlinson 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-13 0 0.0
D. Tomlinson 1-2 0.0 0 0
K. Martin 96 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-11 0 0.0
K. Martin 1-1 0.0 0 0
O. Vernon 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 1.0
O. Vernon 1-2 0.0 0 0
L. Carter 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-8 0 2.0
L. Carter 1-2 0.0 0 0
N. Stupar 57 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
N. Stupar 1-2 0.0 0 0
A. Hamilton 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
A. Hamilton 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Thomas 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-6 0 0.0
M. Thomas 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Edwards 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
M. Edwards 1-1 0.0 0 0
S. Pulley 77 C
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Pulley 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Rosas 2 K
7
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
17/18 9/9
A. Rosas 2/2 37 1/1 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Dixon 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 44.0 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
35 47.0 11
R. Dixon 5 44.0 3 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Q. Henderson 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 30.0 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 22.4 30 0
Q. Henderson 1 30.0 30 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Q. Henderson 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 4.5 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 7.8 21 0
Q. Henderson 4 4.5 19 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WAS 25 3:28 6 11 Punt
8:21 WAS 27 5:28 10 73 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:24 WAS 2 3:21 5 20 Punt
6:33 WAS 9 3:14 8 68 FG Miss
1:16 WAS 22 0:48 3 6 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:54 WAS 15 3:28 6 34 Punt
7:11 WAS 45 2:20 7 20 FG
3:47 NYG 40 3:04 6 22 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:20 WAS 32 4:27 7 47 FG
7:53 WAS 14 2:41 6 15 Punt
4:08 WAS 25 1:02 3 75 TD
0:17 WAS 41 0:17 1 -1 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:32 NYG 7 3:11 5 20 Punt
2:53 NYG 25 3:29 6 36 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:03 NYG 30 4:30 8 58 INT
3:19 NYG 31 2:03 9 51 FG
0:28 NYG 37 0:28 1 -7 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NYG 25 3:06 5 20 Punt
8:26 NYG 10 1:15 3 -8 Punt
4:51 NYG 25 1:04 3 -8 INT
0:43 WAS 39 1:23 4 7 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:53 NYG 31 2:00 4 11 Punt
5:12 NYG 14 1:04 6 83 FG
3:06 NYG 30 2:49 16 70 TD