Giants: 36, Redskins 0

Fast facts Giants record: 5-2 This time last year: 5-2 Time of game: 3:13 Attendance: 78,630 Stat worth noting: The Giants defense totally suffocated the Redskins, holding them to seven first downs, 125 total yards and only 20:39 time of possession.

Stat worth noting II: Tiki Barber averaged 8.6 yards per carry. The Redskins longest run of the game was 16 yards.

Turning point: The first play. Tiki Barber turned the corner and bolted for 57 yards. "That was a play that we haven't run a lot this year," Barber said. "It did set the tone."

Play to remember: Barber turned in his second ridiculously long run – a 59-yarder – in the second quarter that set up a New York touchdown that extended the lead to 13-0. Again Barber took the ball off left tackle and rumbled all the way down to the Washington 1-yard line.

Play to forget: The Giants were leading 3-0 when they were driving on the Skins again early midway through the first period. They had moved all the way from their own 10 to the Washington 11 when Eli Manning made his only mistake of the day: he was intercepted by former Giant Ryan Clark in the end zone on a pass intended for Plaxico Burress.

By the numbers

0: Number of better statistical games Barber has had in his career.

2.9: Average yards per rush by the Redskins, who couldn't get untracked against Big Blue.

11: Tackles by former Redskin Antonio Pierce, who also added an INT to his ledger. Pierce was especially amped up to stick it to his former team.

100: Percent chance the Giants would win this game after basically dedicating it to Mr. Mara.

What they said

"It felt good. It felt good to get a win for this organization and for Mr. Mara. It was an emotional week for the organization and this city and it was good to get a W, especially in a division game." – Giants LB Antonio Pierce

"I congratulate the Giants. I think they did a heck of a job. They played a heck of a ball game and we didn't." – Redskins coach Joe Gibbs

What went right

The Giants played the emotion of the week perfectly, and basically took it out on the Skins. The fears that the Giants would be emotionally spent or too pumped up were unfounded.

The running game worked to perfection, while the Redskins couldn't run the ball to save their lives. Luke Petitgout was especially dominant at left tackle.

As they usually do when they win, the Giants captured the turnover battle, forcing four and only coughing it up once.

Plaxico Burress not only played, but was New York's leading receiver with four catches for 42 yards.

The pass defense, which has been a problem spot for Big Blue, was very effective, limiting the mobile Mark Brunell to only 11 completions and 65 yards.

What went wrong

Carlos Emmons was unable to play due to his pectoral injury and special teams ace David Tyree missed the contest with an elbow ailment.

They settled for way too many Jay Feely field goals. Five times Big Blue failed to punch it into the end zone and had to settle for three. Feely also saw his streak of perfection ended when he banged a 51-yarder off the left upright.

Not to nitpick, but we have to after a game like this. New York was flagged nine times for 73 yards.

The game ended. The Giants can only hope to keep up their extremely high emotional level of play next week in San Francisco.

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