The brand-new kids on the NFC East block was sorry for letting the pro champs off the hook the last time, and they would not let it happen once more.

6 weeks after two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning edged the Washington Redskins (6-6) on a long, late touchdown pass that started relocating the Redskins’ season into a sputtering tailspin, a pair of arising novice stars assisted Washington get revenge and eke out a 17-16 sway the New York Giants (7-5) at FedExField in Landover, Maryland on Monday night, enough so you may plan to bet the Superbowl XLVII.

More importantly, after their earlier roadway loss to the Giants began a three-game losing streak that put the Redskins at a disappointing 3-6, Washington is back at.500 following its 3rd straight triumph (all within the NFC East), and connected with Dallas (6-6), just a game behind the defending Super Bowl champ Giants, who missed out on a golden chance to afford themselves some divisional breathing room with just 4 weeks to play in the routine season.

Quarterback Robert Griffin III (13-for-21, 163 lawns, one touchdown; five carries, 72 lawns), much better known as “RG3,” revealed once more, throughout his Monday Night Football debut, why the two initials in his nickname can quickly stand for “Really Good.”That may eventually go into Super Bowl Facts.

While the production of the dynamic 2012 2nd general draft pick was restricted by some time-consuming New York drives over the very first three quarters (when the Giants held the ball for nearly 29 of the game’s first 45 minutes), Griffin and fellow rookie, running back Alfred Morris (22 holds, 124 lawns), keyed a comprehensive game-winning drive of their very own, covering the last two quarters.

Trailing 16-10, the Redskins went 86 yards on 12 plays in 6:38 to take the lead for good, as Morris ran 5 times for 41 lawns and Griffin hurried when for seven yards while finishing 3 of four passes for 31 yards.

The last of those throws began a magnificently created play that terribly perplexed the Giants’ defense and enabled Griffin to roll to the right on a choice run, before throwing an eight-yard rating pass to wide receiver Pierre Garcon (game highs of eight catches and 106 yards, one touchdown) with 11:31 left in the game.

Whereas Griffin, the long-haired, 2011 Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor, sustained his anticipated fast-track to stardom, Morris, a sixth-round pick out of Florida Atlantic, continued to surprise, as he came to be just the 2nd Redskins newbie to eclipse 1,000 hurrying yards.

That achievement etched the Redskins into the NFL record books as the first team to have a 1,000-yard novice rusher and a 2,000-yard newbie passer in Griffin, who also set a league record for hurrying lawns by a novice quarterback with 714 hurrying lawns.

Prior to that duo’s late-game heroics, the Giants controlled the game all over however on the scoreboard, as their season-long problem of settling for field goals over touchdowns continued to plague them– in large part, because of nine penalties, more than two times their 4.4 per game average, which had rated second-best in the league.

Scoring simply a lone touchdown in the game, New York drove inside the Washington 30-yard line on each of its very first 4 possessions, and 5 times overall.

The very first of those trips was an 11-play, 69-yard drive that took 6:32, throughout which a 39-yard field goal by kicker Lawrence Tynes gave the Giants a 3-0 lead.

Responding instantly after the occurring kickoff, the Redskins needed just four plays to go 80 yards for their first lead, as Griffin finished a 25-yard pass to Garcon and Morris ran for 19 lawns to set up a fortunate touchdown for Washington as Griffin ran for 12 yards and fumbled.

Wide receiver Joshua Morgan (two catches, 17 yards) alertly selected a loose ball out of the air and ran it in 13 yards for a 7-3 Redskins lead after Griffin lost the ball simply before falling on his back.

Going on an additional long drive of almost six mins, New york city moved 51 lawns on 13 plays, but Tynes hooked a 43-yard field goal attempt broad left, early in the 2nd quarter.

A 13-play, 85-yard drive that took nearly half (7:23) of the duration led to the Giants’ only touchdown on New York’s next possession, as Manning (20-for-33, 280 lawns, one touchdown, one sack) finished a 24-yard pass to tight end Martellus Bennett (five catches, 82 lawns, one touchdown) and returned to Bennett on a four-yard touchdown pass four plays later on, to restore a 10-7 lead for the Giants.

But again, the Redskins answered as soon as possible, with Griffin finishing passes of 18 and 35 yards to Garcon on the following two plays, to move to the New York 13-yard line.

Washington can go no more though, and handled only a 33-yard field goal from kicker Kai Forbath to link the game, 10-10, with 41 seconds left in the half, leaving simply sufficient time for the Giants to grab the lead once more before halftime.

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (24 sells, 103 yards) ran for 13 lawns prior to Manning finished passes of 13 lawns to novice wide receiver Reuben Randle (his only catch) and 28 lawns to Bennett, to let Tynes make a 40-yard field goal that placed New York ahead, 13-10, at intermission.

History suggested that benefit would have held up– as the Giants had actually won an NFL-record 26 consecutive games, over 6 years, when leading at halftime– especially because Manning was a hot 14-for-22, for 187 lawns, with completions to seven different receivers by that point.

However, Manning was simply six-for-11 for 93 lawns in the 2nd half, during which his beloved first-half target (Bennett) had no catches, and Bradshaw was additionally held to only 26 yards on nine rushes in the 2nd half after generating 77 lawns on 15 first-half carries, as New york city punted three times on four second-half possessions.

A dazzling 46-yard, the second-longest of Griffin’s job, began the Redskins’ opening possession of the 3rd quarter, but Morris lost the ball on a fumble at the Giants’ 15-yard line on the following play, when linebacker Chase Blackburn (eight deals with, four solo, one required fumble) popped the ball loose and fellow linebacker Keith Rivers (4 takes on, one fumble recovery) recovered.

An eight-play, 75-yard New york city drive followed, highlighted by a 49-yard completion up the right sideline from Manning to wide receiver Victor Cruz (5 catches for a team-high 104 lawns). The trip ended with a 35-yard field goal by Tynes that extended the Giants’ lead to 16-10 with 3:09 left in the 3rd period.

The following drive proved to be the game-winning possession for Washington though, as New York– which had the ball for just 4:18 in the last quarter after dominating the moment of possession over the first 3 durations– got only one more first down on its last 2 drives, while punting each time.

Still unable to stop Griffin, Morris, or the Redskins’ unique variations of their handgun choice buildups, the Giants allowed Washington to run out the final 3:51.

“I don’t know just what happened in the second half,” said New York head coach Tom Coughlin. “We certainly didn’t come out and play. Penalties, sloppy football, it seemed like each time we had a [big] special teams play, we had a charge … just very unsatisfactory that our 2nd half wasn’t better … the real element was in the 2nd half, we had a great deal of difficulty stopping them, and we didn’t do anything with our [very own] chances.”

Yet, the Giants could still take advantage of their one possibility that suggests the most– attempting to hang on to a divisional lead with the last quarter of the regular season to play.

Of course, nothing can be taken for granted in the NFL, but New york city figures to have the most convenient competition of the trio of NFC East contenders next Sunday, as the Giants will certainly be residence for New Orleans (5-7) while Dallas takes a trip to Cincinnati (7-5) and Washington hosts a D.C. location Beltway battle against Baltimore (9-3).