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Giants Saved Their Season in DC

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The Giants defense had to get better, mostly because it couldn't get any worse. So the Big Blue "D," the trademark of a proud franchise, finally figured things out in the second half against Washington.

Mathias Kiwanuka was in position more than not, though Aaron Ross stared a hole through him after Chris Cooley's second-quarter touchdown catch. Linebacker Kawika Mitchell, the quietest free agent since Carlos Emmons, finally made some plays. Cornerback Sam Madison had a tremendous game. And even Michael Strahan, amazing as it might sound, got his hands on the quarterback down the stretch. So why... Recommended Stories

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