Redskins beat Giants 23-10

Redskins free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe runs after intercepting Giants quarterback Eli Manning during the second quarter Sunday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Looking like the team Coach Mike Shanahan sees in his best dreams, the Washington Redskins beat the the New York Giants, 23-10, Sunday afternoon.

And the Redskins gave their old friends, the Dallas Cowboys, a giant holiday gift: a one-game lead over the Giants in the NFC East division standings with two games to go.

Dallas beat Tampa Bay Saturday night, 31-15.

0:33 4th:{ } Giants score their only touchdown of the game, cutting the Redskins lead to 23-10.

8:53 4th: Manning sacked on fourth down. Redskins take over on downs.
Score remains Redskins 23, Giants 3.

9:01 4th: Manning throws a touchdown pass, but penalty on Giants puts ball back at 12, goal to go.

9:23 4th: After a review of a Manning to Ware pass, Giants touchdown reversed. No score.

12:46 4th: Josh Wilson, a former Maryland Terp, intercepts Manning in the end zone, ending a Giants scoring threat.

14:57 4th quarter: Gano 25-yard field goal is good.
Redskins 23, Giants 3.

After Redskins Bowen sacks Manning for an 8-yard loss, Lawrence Tynes misses a 44-yard field goal attempt.
Score remains Redskins 20, Giants 3.

11:49 3rd quarter: Graham Gano 44-yard field goal is good.
Redskins 20, Giants 3.

13:57 3rd quarter: DeAngelo Hall intercepts Eli Manning pass at Redskins 40 and returns it to the Giants 34-yard line.

0:07 2nd quarter: Giants 40-field goal by Lawrence Tynes.
Redskins 17, Giants 3.

8:05 2nd quarter: Darrel Young 6-yard touchdown run.
Redskins 17, Giants 0.

13:49 2nd quarter: Santana Moss 20-yard touchdown pass from Rex Grossman.
Redskins 10, Giants 0.

Redskins lead 17-3 at the half

After a field goal by the Giants with two seconds left in the half, the Redskins held a 17-3 lead at halftime.

The Redskins take on the NFC East-leading New York Giants today at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

The Redskins took an early lead in the first quarter with a 36-yard field goal from Gano, bringing the score to Redskins 3, Giants 0.

At the start of the second quarter, the Redskins were still ahead.

Next, a 20-yard touchdown pass to Moss earned the Redskins a 10 - 0 lead over the Giants.

With eight minutes left in the second quarter, Darrel Young made a six yard touchdown, bringing the score to 17 - 0, Redskins.