4:25 PM ET
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants put one on the board. Barely.
Coach Joe Judge and the Giants got their first win of the season, a wild, sloppy 20-19 victory over the Washington Football Team on Sunday that was sealed with a two-point conversion stop with 36 seconds remaining.
It was Judge’s first career victory as a head coach. The Giants celebrated by throwing water on him in the locker room, and quarterback Daniel Jones said he presented Judge with a game ball.
Judge was hired earlier this year after spending the previous eight seasons in New England working mostly with special teams. He dropped his first five games as a head coach.
Washington coach Ron Rivera gave Judge and the Giants their opportunity late in regulation. Known as “Riverboat Ron” for his sometimes risky gambles, Rivera went for the win instead of an extra point to tie it after Cam Sims scored on a 22-yard TD catch from Kyle Allen. But on the ensuing conversion attempt, Allen’s pass fluttered harmlessly to the ground after he scrambled out of the pocket and was hit as he threw.
“I want to win.