Photograph by Simon Bruty
GIANT SPILLERS Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson (50) and defensive end Jeremy Jarmon (90) brought a 14-yard rush by Giants quarterback Eli Manning to a crunching end during the first quarter of their season finale on Sunday in Landover, Md. The Giants won 17--14 to finish second in the NFC East with a 10--6 record, but they fell short of the playoffs (page 40). At 6--10, Washington was last in the division.
Photograph by Mark Holtzman/West Coast Aerial Photography
AIR SUPPORT U.S. Navy jets flew over the Rose Bowl last Saturday during the playing of the national anthem before the 97th annual New Year's Day classic in Pasadena. Third-ranked TCU, shut out of the national championship game despite being unbeaten, finished 13--0 by edging No. 5 Wisconsin 21--19 (page 32).
Photograph by Jed Jacobsohn
PLEASED AS PUNCH Stanford forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike (30) swung a fist in jubilation last Thursday after a 71--59 victory that ended UConn's record 90-game winning streak (page 21). The 6'2" Nnemkadi, who scored 12 points and had six rebounds, teamed with her 6'3" sister, Chiney, to hold Huskies star Maya Moore to 5-for-15 shooting and help Stanford gain a 43--36 edge on the boards. UConn's last loss before the streak was also to Stanford—on April 6, 2008, in the NCAA tournament semifinals.