The Washington Commanders and the New York Giants headed into a big-time game for NFC Playoff implications in Week 13. In overtime, Graham Gano missed a potential game-winning 58-yard field goal, ending in a 20-20 tie.
For the current moment, Washington stays in the seventh spot in the NFC, and New York stays in the sixth spot in the NFC. This is a very weird way for this game to end because there is no winner in this situation. It is going to come down to these two teams again anyways in a couple of weeks from now.
Washington was out to a 10-0 lead against New York early, but the Giants and Commanders were tied at 13 at halftime.
The Giants lone touchdown in the second half came on a 6-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Hodgins from Daniel Jones. Hodgins caught five passes for 44 yards receiving and one touchdown. He was very good even though Darius Slayton was their leading receiver with six receptions for 90 yards receiving.
Daniel Jones completed 25-of-31 passes for 200 yards passing and one touchdown. He was also their leading rusher with 71 yards on 12 carries, despite Saquon Barkley's 63 yards rushing on 18 carries and a touchdown.
Don't let Jones's numbers fool you that those numbers were not that good for the New York Giants. He was average at best in this football game and the play calling by offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and head coach Brian Daboll tells you everything you need to know.
With Washington trailing 20-13 in the fourth quarter, Taylor Heinicke threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Jahan Dotson with under two minutes remaining in regulation. Heinicke finished with 27-of-41 passes for 275 yards passing and two touchdowns. He also rushed for six yards on two carries.
Jahan Dotson caught five passes for 54 yards receiving and one touchdown for Washington. The Washington Commanders leading receiver was Terry McLaurin with eight receptions for 105 yards receiving and a touchdown. Brian Robinson was Washington's leading rusher with 96 yards on 21 carries.
Curtis Samuel also had six receptions for 63 yards receiving for the Commanders as well. This offense was very good on the day despite the tie.
It will be interesting to see how the final stretch of the 2022 NFL regular season is going to play out between these two NFC East rivals. Washington's record against the division is 1-2-1. New York's record against the division is 0-2-1.
The Washington Commanders (7-5-1) will have a bye week next week. They will then face the New York Giants once again at home on Sunday, 12/18.
The New York Giants (7-4-1) next football game will be at home next Sunday, 12/11, against the Philadelphia Eagles (11-1).