Redskins skirt past Giants

The Washington Redskins held off a late rally by the New York Giants for a 20-14 win at FedExField to move top of the NFC East standings.

Kirk Cousins threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson and scored on a quarterback sneak, while the Washington defence intercepted Eli Manning three times to help seal the win.

The Redskins and Giants are both 5-6. The Philadelphia Eagles (4-7) and Dallas Cowboys (3-8) are the other members of the division.

It was the 20th three-interception game of Manning's career. The Giants' first 10 drives of the game resulted in three turnovers and seven punts.

Trailing 20-0, the Giants made it close when Manning threw fourth-quarter touchdown passes of 40 yards to Rueben Randle and 21 yards to Odell Beckham J., who made a fantastic diving catch, corralling the ball with his left hand while parallel to the ground.

Cousins was 20 of 29 for 302 yards, including the long touchdown to Jackson. When the fourth-year quarterback avoids getting picked off this season, Washington are 5-0; when he throws at least one interception, the team is 0-6.