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Giants shut down RG3 in 2nd half, Manning goes 22 for 28 in 24-17 win over Redskins

  • Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) tries to avoid being tackled by New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason (52) during an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) tries to avoid being tackled by New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason (52) during an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Giants running back Peyton Hillis (44) pushes away Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31), for a first down, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    New York Giants running back Peyton Hillis (44) pushes away Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31), for a first down, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Giants running back Andre Brown (35) gets away from Washington Redskins nose tackle Chris Neild (95), to score a touchdown, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    New York Giants running back Andre Brown (35) gets away from Washington Redskins nose tackle Chris Neild (95), to score a touchdown, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

Eli Manning completed 22 of 28 passes for 235 yards, and Justin Tuck had four sacks to help shut down Robert Griffin III in the second half Sunday night, leading the New York Giants to a 24-17 win over the Washington Redskins.

Andre Brown had a pair of touchdown runs, including a 1-yarder early in the fourth quarter that put the Giants ahead for good.

Griffin was 16 for 17 at halftime, but he went 8 for 15 in the second half, and the Redskins managed only 95 total yards after halftime.

The win keeps the Giants (5-7) two games behind NFC East leaders Dallas and Philadelphia with four to play, while the Redskins (3-9) were mathematically eliminated from the postseason for the 17th time in 21 years.

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