LANDOVER http://www.cowboyscheapauthenticstore.c … rsey-cheap , Md. (AP) Saquon Barkley was so upset at himself about dropping a pass he apologized to the rest of the New York Giants offense.I went to line, quarterback, wide receivers and I said: That series is on me. Im going to make up for it. I promise you guys,' Barkley said. And we were able to do that.Barkley more than made up for that early mistake, rushing for 170 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown, to surpass 1,000 for the season to lead the Giants to a 40-16 rout of the Redskins on Sunday to effectively end Washingtons already-slim playoff hopes.Article continues below ...Barkley gashed the Redskins defense for 12.1 yards a carry to become the first Giants rookie to break 1,000 yards and set a single-season franchise rookie record with his 13th touchdown. The second overall pick also had four catches for 27 yards against a Washington defense thats a shell of the unit that led the league early in the season.Were starting to figure out that kind of this offense runs through him, said quarterback Eli Manning, who threw for three touchdowns. When were running the ball well, it just sets up everything else. It sets up the play action and it sets up so much.Manning was 14 of 22 for 197 yards in helping New York take a 40-0 lead in the third quarter before giving way to rookie Kyle Lauletta early in the fourth. Sterling Shepard, Bernie Fowler and Russell Shepard caught TD passes from Manning as the Giants (5-8) put up 40 points in a game for the first time since Nov. 1, 2015, and won for the fourth time in the past five games.We came down here as a 4-8 team that I feel like were getting better, coach Pat Shurmur said. Were playing more in a way thats evidence that were getting better and were on the right track.The Giants intercepted new Redskins quarterback Mark Sanchez twice with Curtis Riley scoring on a 9-yard pick-6 in the first quarter. It was Sanchezs ninth career interception returned for a touchdown.Sanchez, making his first NFL start since 2015 Connor McGovern Jersey , was 6 of 14 for 38 yards and the two interceptions and didnt have a completion longer than 10 yards. He was sacked five times behind a patchwork offensive line as the Redskins (6-7) lost their fourth in a row.It was tough sledding, for sure, Sanchez said.SANCHIZE TO JOHNSONCoach Jay Gruden said nothing worked for Sanchez and pulled the plug on his appearance with 5½ minutes remaining in the third quarter. In came newly signed Josh Johnson, the Redskins fourth QB this season. Johnson hadnt appeared in an NFL game since 2013 or thrown a pass since 2011.Signed after Alex Smith and Colt McCoy each broke a leg and because of his familiarity with Grudens offense, Johnson completed 11 of 16 passes for 195 yards, a touchdown and an interception and ran for 45 yards and his first career rushing TD in garbage time.Gruden said Johnson will start the next game against Jacksonville.Well get Josh ready to go, Gruden said. I think the element that he brings is a little bit of knowing the system.LAULETTAS DEBUTWhen Lauletta relieved Manning, it marked the fourth-round pick out of Richmonds NFL debut. Lauletta, who is vying to be Mannings eventual replacement, was 0 of 5 with an interception.Obviously I didnt do very well, Lauletta said. Obviously in that situation were going to try and just run the clock, some runs, some boots and stuff like that. Theres no excuse. We went in there and just didnt execute, didnt get first downs.GIANTS TURNOVERSWith his pick-6, Riley got some retribution after dropping a would-be interception last week against Chicago. Alec Ogletrees interception after Sanchezs pass went off Redskins receiver Jamison Crowder was his fourth in the past four games.EMPTINESSEven with all the blue in the stands, FedEx Field had large swaths of empty seats, something that has become the norm this season. The Redskins are 0-4 since cornerback Josh Norman called out home fans for a lack of enthusiasm and said the team played better on the road.REDSKINS LACK DISCIPLINEWashington was penalized 15 times for 135 yards. Right tackle Morgan Moses was flagged twice for a false start and became the NFLs leader in accepted penalties.INJURIESGiants: WR Odell Beckham Jr. was out with a quadriceps injury. Shurmur felt earlier in the week Beckham had a good chance of playing Khari Willis Jersey , but an evaluation by doctors Friday kept him out.Redskins: TE Jordan Reed injured his right foot in the first quarter and did not return. Rookie LB Shaun Dion Hamilton left with a shoulder injury.UP NEXTGiants: Look for a fifth win in six games when they host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.Redskins: Try to avoid a fifth consecutive loss when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. LOS ANGELES (AP) With 1 yard between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas end zone on fourth down midway through in the fourth quarter, Sean McVay decided to go straight ahead.No clever plays for this high-flying offense. No elaborate schemes from their inventive coach.C.J. Anderson ran directly into the left side while his line cleared a path. He tumbled into the end zone with 7:16 left for the Rams final points in their first playoff victory in 14 years, 30-22 over the Cowboys on Saturday night in the divisional round.Article continues below ...We always talk about attacking success, never fearing failure, McVay said of his reasoning behind the simple call. We wanted to come out here and try to play fearless tonight.Los Angeles ground game is something to be feared after racking up a franchise playoff-record 273 yards rushing from the opening drive to Andersons final first-down run.Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley ran for 115 more yards and another TD to send the second-seeded Rams (14-3) to the NFC championship game for the first time in 17 years.Thats also the most ever allowed in the postseason by the five-time Super Bowl champion Cowboys, who were playing in their NFL-record 63rd postseason game.Feels great, just running the ball the way we did, quarterback Jared Goff said after his first career playoff victory. Two 100-yard rushers, thats rare, and it starts with those five guys up front.Next weekend, the Rams will face the winner of the other divisional playoff game in New Orleans between the top-seeded Saints and the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.The long-struggling Rams had won only one postseason game since their last trip to the Super Bowl in February 2002, but the 32-year-old McVay has added his first playoff victory to his spectacular two-season franchise turnaround . Los Angeles is one win away from another Super Bowl trip after McVay largely stuck to old-time football basics with his unlikely running back tandem and an offensive line determined to assert its superiority.With the Rams veteran offensive line cutting holes in the Cowboys defense, Gurley and Anderson became the fourth set of teammates in NFL history to rush for 100 yards apiece in a postseason game, an improbable development just a few weeks ago. Gurley is the Rams offensive centerpiece and one of the NFLs elite running backs , but Anderson is a well-traveled veteran playing only his third game with the Rams after signing last month when Gurley was struggling with a knee injury.Its scary, Anderson said of his new partnership with Gurley. Weve got two different styles Josh Allen Jersey , and we can keep teams off balance. Playing on the field with Todd Gurley and Ezekiel Elliott, Im just trying to make my statement and make my stamp in this game, too.The Cowboys (11-7), who largely shut down Seattles league-best rushing attack last week, hadnt allowed two 100-yard rushers in a playoff game since the NFL-AFL merger. Los Angeles racked up more yards than the Cowboys had allowed on the ground all season.We got beaten, Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford said. Like I said in (the locker room), its a scar that youre going to wear for the rest of your life. You can either look at your scar and run from it, or you can look at your scar and remember it, and punch somebody in the face because of it. So hopefully our guys use this as ammunition for next year.Elliott rushed for a TD and Amari Cooper caught an early TD pass for the Cowboys, who still havent won a playoff game on the road in 26 years. After winning the NFC East and beating Seattle last week, Dallas lost in the divisional playoff round for the sixth consecutive time and fell short of its first trip to the NFC championship game since January 1996.Dak Prescott passed for 266 yards and rushed for a TD with 2:11 to play , but the Cowboys couldnt climb out after falling into a 23-7 hole midway through the third quarter. Elliott managed only 47 yards on 20 carries as Dallas lost for just the second time in its last 10 games.Theyre a physical football team, Dallas coach Jason Garrett said of the Rams. There is a little bit of a misperception of how the Rams play offensive football with the run. They do an outstanding job.Goff passed for 186 yards and spent much of the night handing off, but the gangly quarterback improbably scrambled 11 yards for a first down with 1:51 to play, essentially wrapping up his breakthrough win. It was also the first postseason victory for the anchor of that line, 37-year-old left tackle Andrew Whitworth, and veteran defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh.Anderson and Gurley ran with equal verve while Dallas gave up 200 yards rushing in a playoff game for the first time since Eric Dickerson did it for the Rams in 1986. Anderson became the third Rams player with more than 100 yards and two rushing TDs in a game Jawaan Taylor Jersey , joining Dickerson and Marshall Faulk.The Rams chewed up the ground and the clock on four lengthy scoring drives in the first half. Anderson reached the end zone seven minutes before halftime on a 1-yard plunge and just 3 1/2 minutes later, Gurley broke through the middle and went 35 yards for his first career playoff touchdown , putting the Rams up 20-7 at halftime.Elliott scored on a 1-yard plunge and the Cowboys got a 2-point conversion to trim the Rams lead to 23-15 in the third quarter, but the Rams made a decisive 12-play, 65-yard drive in the fourth capped by Andersons bold 1-yard TD plunge on fourth down.JANUARY 12 IS A BIG DAYThree years to the day after the NFL approved the Rams return to Los Angeles, and two years to the day after McVay was hired, the franchise earned its first playoff victory since coming home from 21 years in St. Louis.THE MAIN EVENTA sellout crowd of 77,187 assembled in the cavernous Coliseum, and a significant portion of those fans cheered on Americas Team. The sideline was dotted with celebrities, and LeBron James hosted several Lakers teammates in a field suite behind the east end zone.INJURIESCowboys: WR Cole Beasley had one catch for 15 yards, and tight end Blake Jarwin had two catches for 17 yards. They both missed practice all week with ankle injuries.Rams: Gurley appeared a bit hesitant early in his first action in four weeks, but his knee seemed to hold up well. CB Aqib Talib went to the locker room in the third quarter to be evaluated for a concussion. He returned for the fourth quarter.UP NEXTCowboys: Season over.Rams: Either a trip to New Orleans or a visit from Philadelphia for the NFC championship game.