Week 8 War Drums: Redskins @ Giants


The NY Giants want to win their 100th time vs the Washington Redskins, These two NFC East division rivals have a long history and the Giants lead the series with 99 wins to the Redskins 67 wins and they have 4 tie games. I doubt they get their 100th victory over the Washington Redskins this season.

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What kind of game will this be? Could the NY Giants upset our Washington Redskins? It is possible, but only if the Redskins defense does not control the line of scrimmage and is not able to pressure the Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Could this be a rout by the Redskins and the Redskins dominate the game? Yes, especially if our “front seven” sacks, puts tremendous pressure on their quarterback, and keeps their great running back Barkley to a few yards like they did Elliott in the last game vs the Cowboys.

The other key to victory is not giving up the “big play” from Eli Manning to wide receivers Beckham and Sheppard. Again, the key is the pressure the Redskins put on quarterback Eli Manning so he does not have time to plant his feet and throw accurately. Manning will throw interceptions and incomplete pases when pressured.

Of course, to keep the Giants from have big plays is for the Redskins 2nd half offense to maintain long scoring drives to give the Redskins defense “fresh legs”. If the Redskins offense goes 3 and out over and over in the 2nd half and the defense is on the field too much, then fatigue sets in and they are more likely to give up a big play. That falls back on the offensive line who must give Redskins quarterback Alex Smith time to go through his progressions. In short, run blocking for Adrian Peterson and pass protection are the duties of the offensive line. Redskins will the “battles in the trenches” and also win the time-of-possession battle.

Watch for running back Adrian Peterson to have a big day, probably breaking a big run for a touchdown.

This is a NFC East Division game so expect the prideful NY Giants to play hard and try to win, but the Washington Redskins have too many weapons on offense and have a great defense.

My prediction is the Redskins dominate and win 34-17. That will give the Redskins the record of 5 and 2 and 2 and 0 in the NFC East Division. HTTR.

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