Chip Lohmiller has missed a field goal try in each of the last two games, after going six for seven the first three games.

He also hit a kickoff badly with 5:54 remaining in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the New York Giants.

The ball bounced out of bounds, giving the Giants possession at their 35. They drove to the Washington 35 and it was Sean Landeta's punt from there that gave the Redskins their final bit of trouble.

"Chip didn't kick the ball well, and that's the first time in a long time," said Coach Joe Gibbs.

"He'd been phenomenal. He'd been as consistent as anyone on our football team.

"He just didn't get good wood on the ball. It happens sometimes, and it's too bad it was in that game." . . . The Week After

The Redskins are 30-15 the week after losses since Gibbs arrived in 1981. . . . They are 9-1 the last two seasons when they have fewer turnovers than their opponents; 1-5 when they have more turnovers. . . . Gerald Riggs and Earnest Byner are fifth and eighth in the NFC in rushing. . . . Art Monk has at least one reception in 105 straight games. . . . The Redskins have not allowed a first-quarter touchdown. . . .

Ricky Sanders has seven touchdown catches in nine games against the Giants.

Matchup of the week: Redskins tackle Tracy Rocker and Eagles center Ben Tamburello, who were teammates at Auburn. . . . The Redskins did not punt against the Giants, the first time since Dec. 17, 1988, they never punted. . . . Washington has made good on 46.2 percent of its third downs -- the fourth-best conversion rate in the NFL. Understanding for Thomas

Gibbs said he felt badly about the punt that bounced into Johnny Thomas's right leg and gave the Giants the ball at the 1. "That ball could have gone a thousand ways," Gibbs said. "I feel sorry for Johnny that it went off his heel. The guy was hustling and for that to happen is tough to take."