A couple notes before the article ~ The redskins gave portis and betts the ball a total of 42 times ~ ramsey was 19/22 174 & 3 tds ~ the giants defensive line sux ~ manning was horrible until he threw one deep pass...... ~ the skins blitzed all 3 backers early and often ~ barber had 38 yards ~ their only TD was a KO return..... ~ the skins blocked the 2nd punt fo the season ( hot/cold ) special teams 'Skins break out in 31-7 win over Giants NFL.com wire reports LANDOVER, Md. (Dec. 5, 2004) -- Stop the game and have a parade. The Washington Redskins finally scored 20 points. The historic moment occurred with 41 seconds left in the first half of the rout of the New York Giants, when tight end Robert Royal went to the ground to cradle Patrick Ramsey's 9-yard pass. Royal's first career touchdown gave the Redskins a 21-0 lead on the way to a 31-7 victory. The Redskins (4-8) broke a three-game losing streak and broke the 20-point barrier for the first time since Joe Gibbs returned as coach, ending their longest such drought since the 1930s. They scored more points than in their last three games combined, and they hit 30 for the first time since Week 2 of last season. Clinton Portis, whose role had been marginalized during the losing streak, was again the focal point of the offense, running for 148 yards on 31 carries. He had a 1-yard touchdown run - only the third TD rushing for the Redskins all season - and caught a shovel pass for another score. Portis had only six carries in last week's loss at Pittsburgh, but Gibbs gave him the ball on the first five plays and seven times in the opening drive. Portis has 1,093 yards on the season, giving him 1,000-plus in each of his first three years. The Redskins are 4-0 when Portis runs for 100 yards, 0-8 when he doesn't. The first two scoring drives went 93 and 91 yards against a Giants defensive line missing three-quarters of its opening day starters. Patrick Ramsey, making his third start since Mark Brunell was benched, completed 19 of 22 passes for 174 yards and three touchdowns. He was 11-for-12 and had a quarterback rating of 142.4 in the first half. Derrick Ward's 92-yard kickoff return in the third quarter was the only score for the Giants (5-7), who have lost five straight and are fading fast from the playoff race. No. 1 overall draft pick Eli Manning fell to 0-3 as a starter, completing 12 of 25 passes for just 113 yards, including a 48-yard pass to Amani Toomer in garbage time. Manning has led just one touchdown drive in three games. The Giants were as hopeless as the Redskins were efficient. New York had just seven first downs and 145 total yards. Tiki Barber rushed for 38 yards on 15 carries. Jeff Feagles had a punt blocked by Walt Harris, setting up Washington's third touchdown. The defensive line, already missing Michael Strahan and Keith Washington for the season, played without tackle Norman Hand because of a groin injury. Regan Upshaw, signed a few days ago, played with "cheat sheets" taped to his wrist so that he would know the plays.