EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Giants actually held onto a second-half lead, dominating the Redskins and clinching a 32-21 win Thursday on Odell Beckham's 30-yard touchdown catch.
New York fell apart and blew 10-point leads in the fourth quarter of losses to Dallas and Atlanta. This time, the Giants stayed in front against the injury-plagued Redskins, who lost cornerback DeAngelo Hall to a right leg injury.
The Giants scored in nearly every way possible, beginning with Rashad Jennings blocking Tress Way's punt for a safety on Washington's opening series.
Much like the myriad tattoos on his muscular frame, Richie Incognito believes his reputation for being the NFL's most notorious bully of his generation might be permanent.
"You know, I really can't call it," Incognito said. "The Monday Night Football guys will probably be bringing it up five years from now. We'll see."
It was no surprise to the Bills starting left guard that his role in the Dolphins' bullying scandal of 2013 was a prominent topic of discussion this week as Buffalo prepares to travel to Miami on Sunday.
For Incognito, it will be the first time he'll step foot on the Sun Life Stadium turf since facing Cincinnati on Oct. 31, 2013. Days later, Incognito was suspended after being accused of harassing fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who had abruptly left the team.
Though Incognito's suspension was lifted after the season, he spent the next 15 months out of football before getting an opportunity to restart his career with the Bills in February.
"I have no idea what reception to expect," Incognito said, noting he remains close with several former Miami teammates and members of the organization. "I'm amped up for every single game. … There are obviously bigger things at play here."
Incognito steered away from the touchiest subjects of the scandal. He politely declined to say whether he was treated fairly. And Miami reporters were denied requests to have Incognito take part in a conference call.
Incognito said he has grown from what happened.
The same can't be said for Martin, who spent last season with San Francisco. He signed with Carolina in the offseason before a back injury led him to retire. He remains upset over what happened. In a message posted on his Facebook page last month, Martin referred to the Dolphins locker room situation with a profane synonym for "lousy." He added he abused alcohol and used marijuana in an attempt to fit in.
Incognito has become a welcome fit in Buffalo, earning the support of his new and some former teammates.
Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, who was also implicated in bullying Martin, has stayed in touch with Incognito and wished his former teammate well: "I can't wait to see him. I miss him a lot."
BEARS: Jimmy Clausen has taken all the snaps at practice this week as quarterback Jay Cutler nurses a strained hamstring. The team is expected today to officially announce Clausen as Sunday's starter.
MORE REDSKINS: The father of quarterback Robert Griffin III was ordered to serve 10 days in a Hampton, Va., jail after being convicted of reckless driving. Robert Lee Griffin Jr. was cited Aug. 2 for driving 115 mph on Interstate 64. The speed limit is 60.