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Daniel Jones leads Giants to OT victory with five touchdowns

Washington is close to securing the second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft after a wild loss to the Giants.

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley carries the ball past Washington nose tackle Daron Payne in the second quarter at FedExField. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants held off Washington in Week 16, and it is shaking up the top of the 2020 NFL Draft order. The Giants won what turned into a fun shootout at FedEx Field. They beat Washington 41-35 in overtime. With the win, the Giants improve to 4-11, while Washington drops to 3-12.

The Cincinnati Bengals clinched the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft with an overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins. However, the rest of the first round order is very much up in the air. With the Giants and Dolphins winning, Washington is currently in second in the draft order with the only 3-12 record. The Giants and Dolphins briefly fall behind the Detroit Lions, pending the Lions game against the Denver Broncos.

The Giants looked like they were set to roll to victory, taking 14-point leads in the second quarter and third quarter. Washington rallied back to tie it in the closing seconds of regulation. However, they kicked the extra point rather than going for the two-point conversion and victory.

Washington never saw the ball again. The Giants won the toss and received to open overtime. They then marched 66 yards and won on a Daniel Jones touchdown pass to Kaden Smith.

Daniel Jones had the best game of his pro career throwing for 352 yards and five touchdowns. Saquon Barkley set the franchise record for yards from scrimmage, rushing for 189 yards and a touchdown and catching four passes for 90 yards and a touchdown — finishing the game with 279 total yards and two touchdowns.

Dwayne Haskins was impressing for Washington before an ankle injury cut his day short. He completed 12 of 15 passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Case Keenum replaced him and finished the day 16 of 22 for 158 yards and a touchdown. Steven Sims, Jr. caught two touchdown passes and Adrian Peterson added a rushing touchdown.