Giants Stadium - The Giants came into this Sunday night home game on a high with a 3-0 record. The Redskins, on the other hand, were reeling, under heavy pressure created by a disappointing 1-2 start. Quarterback Brad Johnson, in particular, was under fire, having thrown five interceptions in the previous two games, four of them in the fourth quarter. His longest completion had been for 26 yards.
Johnson saved his job, saved the day and, for the time, saved the season. On consecutive possessions in the second quarter, he completed long passes to set up scores. The first came when James Thrash hauled in Johnsonís pass for a 46-yard gain on a third and two play from the Washington 31. On the very next play, Johnson found Irvin Fryar for a 23-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead. The next bomb was to Albert Connell for 48 yards from the Washington 35 to the New York 17 to set up Michael Hustedís 25-yard field goal to give Washington a 10-point lead at halftime and the Redskins defense did the rest of the work. New York averted a shutout by scoring a touchdown with two and a half minutes left, but it was just window dressing.
Washington held the Giants to 93 yards rushing and sacked quarterback Kerry Collins four times.