Sunday Night Football: Calls kick off against the Chiefs in a 20-12 loss to the Giants

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The Giants won for the first time in five weeks, moving into sixth place in the NFC playoff picture. Their 20-12 victory overcame the playoff leaders the Cowboys, who had lost to the Jaguars earlier in the day.

The Giants are 8-5-1, while the leaders fell to 7-6-1 but remain in seventh place in the playoff chase.

The leaders scored a goal with 1:01 remaining Brian Robinson1 yard range, however Terry McLaurin It was cited for illegal formation. Washington had two more chances, both of which were incomplete.

Taylor HynekA fourth down pass into the end zone was intended Curtis SamuelWho has the Darnay Holmes wrapped around him with no chance of catching the ball. Holmes evaded pass interference with 48 seconds left, and the Giants ran away with a win two weeks after the teams were tied 20-20.

He would not have called the formation illegal, referring to it as “too technical,” said NBC grammar analyst Terry Macaulay, and disagreed with not asking for pass interference.

Leaders must still convert a two-point conversion to tie it up.

On a two-point conversion in the third quarter, Heinicke hit Samuel in the end zone, but Jahan Dotson He was cited for offensive pass interference for blocking Holmes. (Macaulay agreed to this call.)

That night was for Washington.

Washington took a 3-0 lead after their first drive of the night, but the only time the leaders drove. They trailed by 11 at halftime.

bullish edge rusher Kyvon Thibodeau He starred for the Giants, with 12 tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble, and a 1-yard fumble recovery.

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I will be Barkley He had 87 yards on 18 carries, and Daniel Jones He went 21 of 32 for 160 yards.

The Leaders had 99 more yards than the Giants, gaining 387. Hennicke was 17 of 29 for 249 yards and a touchdown. He also missed two moves, one that Thibodeau returned for a touchdown and one in the red.

Robinson ran for 89 yards on 12 carries, and Dotson caught four passes for 105 yards and a touchdown.

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