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NFL: New York Giants 23, Washington 17

Sept. 13, 2009 at 9:56 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A field goal, a scoring pass by Eli Manning and a fumble return sent New York ahead in the first half Sunday and the Giants went on to beat Washington 23-17.

Lawrence Tynes started the scoring with a 28-yard field goal, his first of three in the game.

Manning, who was 20-of-29 for 256 yards, connected with Mario Manningham on a 30-yard touchdown and Osi Umenyiora returned a fumble 37 yards for a score.

Ahmad Bradshaw rushed 12 times for 60 yards for the Giants (1-0).

Jason Campbell completed 19-of-26 passes, one of them a 17-yard touchdown strike to Chris Cooley, for Washington (0-1).

The Redskins also got an 8-yard touchdown run from Hunter Smith and a 27-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham.

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