Giants win despite Manning injury; Coughlin proud

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 29, 2013 at 5:46 pm •  Published: December 29, 2013
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There might be changes with the Redskins, who finished 3-13 after winning the NFC East last season.

Mike Shanahan has not only seen the Redskins stumble but his future is uncertain because of his shaky relationship with oft-injured franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Shanahan will meet with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder on Monday.

"This situation isn't something I've experienced before," Shanahan said. "Like I said, hopefully, I will get to talk to you guys."

The game was the final one at MetLife Stadium until the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. This one was about as ugly as it gets, and the constant rain and a raft of injuries didn't help.

In addition to Manning, the Giants lost receivers Rueben Randle (knee), Hakeem Nicks (ankle) and offensive tackle Will Beatty (broken leg) in the regular-season finale, while the Redskins saw cornerback Josh Wilson (calf) and defensive end Jarvis Jenkins (head) leave the game.

Before leaving at the end of the first half, Manning combined with Jernigan on a 30-yard catch and run that set up the touchdown pass two plays later for a 7-3 lead.

Jernigan got his other touchdown on the final play of the third quarter on an end-around after taking a handoff from Curtis Painter, who played the second half with Manning out.

"These last three weeks I have been having good playing time, but I have confidence every week," said Jernigan, who has taken over for the injured Victor Cruz.

"It's just a matter of time before I get out there and start showcasing my abilities," he added.

Josh Brown had field goals of 34 yards in the second quarter and 38 in the fourth. The way the Giants' defense was playing, that's all New York needed.

Washington got field goals of 31 and 49 yards from Kai Forbath, both after Giants turnovers.

The Redskins finished with 251 total yards after converting on 5 of 20 third-down attempts. Kirk Cousins, who started a third straight game since RGIII was shut down, was 19 of 49 for 169 yards with two interceptions.

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