The New York Giants routed the Washington Redskins, 40-16, at FedEx Field on Sunday in a game that was never really in doubt. The Giants jumped out to a 40-0 lead and the game was effectively over after three quarters.

Here are a few lessons that were learned.

Through their first eight games, Big Blue was sputtering on offense, racking up just 150 points (18.75 PPG) the first half of the season. Changes were made, mostly on the offensive line, where free agent Jamon Brown took over at right guard and Spencer Pulley was inserted at center. Since then, the Giants have won four of their last five.

Starting with their Monday night comeback win in San Francisco in Week 10, the Giants have scored 27, 38, 22, 30 and 40 points. If they could just play a little bit tighter on defense, they wouldn’t have to sweat so many of these games out.

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