The Giants are one step closer to punching their ticket to the postseason. New York moved to 8-5-1 after taking down the Washington Chiefs on the road 20-12 in the NFC East.

Washington got on the board first in this NFC East matchup, but a fumble recovery by rookie pass rusher Kyvon Thibodeau’s fumble recovery in the opening minutes of the second quarter gave New York the lead the rest of the way. of the road.

Trailing 17-12 midway through the fourth quarter, Washington looked like it would have a shot to extend its lead, especially after Taylor Heinecke connected with Jahan Dotson for a 61-yard catch that put them deep in New York State. However, after a few games, Heinecke found the ball in New York. Saquon Barkley then pushed the offense down the field and chewed up four minutes off the clock to finally put the field goal up by eight.

That turnover not only eliminated Washington’s golden scoring opportunity, but also gave the Giants the ability to build on the lead and put up an extra point, starting the game in the final minute when Washington threatened to score again when they got the ball. all the way to the Giants 1-yard line before finally coming up short.

Daniel Jones finished with 160 yards through the air on 21-of-32 passing. Meanwhile, Barkley rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. Hennicki was 17 of 29 passing for 249 yards and one touchdown. He also ran three times for 33 yards.

While neither club has fallen out of the playoff picture in the NFC, the win bumped New York up to the No. 6 seed in the conference. Because these two clubs finished their game in Week 13, and it is appropriate that the Giants get the final game with this victory.

From there, the Giants head to Minnesota for a Christmas Eve matchup with the Vikings. As for the Chiefs, they’ll also be on the road next Saturday when they visit the Bay Area for a Week 16 showdown with the San Francisco 49ers.

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