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Tight end Donnell snags 3 of Manning's 4 TD passes, Giants rout Redskins 45-14, improve to 2-2

  • New York Giants wide receiver Preston Parker (83) is stopped by Washington Redskins free safety Ryan Clark (25) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    New York Giants wide receiver Preston Parker (83) is stopped by Washington Redskins free safety Ryan Clark (25) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell (84) heads to the turf in the end zone after pulling in a touchdown pass under pressure from Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell (84) heads to the turf in the end zone after pulling in a touchdown pass under pressure from Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts to his touchdown pass to Larry Donnell during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts to his touchdown pass to Larry Donnell during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

Larry Donnell caught three of Eli Manning's four touchdown passes, and the New York Giants moved to .500 with a 45-14 victory over the Washington Redskins on Thursday night.

Second-year tight end Donnell had one career touchdown entering the game. He finished with seven catches for 54 yards. Manning was 28 for 39 for 300 yards and had a 1-yard scoring run.

Manning struggled in his first two games running new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's West Coast playbook, but he has now led to back-to-back victories to get the Giants to 2-2.

The Redskins fell to 1-3 under new coach Jay Gruden, in the cellar in the NFC East. Kirk Cousins was responsible for five of Washington's six turnovers — four interceptions and lost fumble.

The Giants scored 31 points off turnovers.