Redskins vs Giants Live : The Redskins travel to New York with a chance to put an early season strangle hold on the NFC East, but that requires a win over a Giants team.
Redskins vs Giants Week 8: Time, TV channel, Live Stream, How to Watch Following a win over the hated Cowboys last Sunday, the Redskins turn their attention to another NFC East rival, the New York Giants.
The Giants enter Sunday’s game riding a four-game losing streak. New York is 4-19 over their last 23 games but two of their wins are against the Redskins. Washington has also dropped 10 of their last 11 games at MetLife Stadium.
New York traded 2016 All-Pro DT Damon Harrison and 2016 1st round pick Eli Apple this week.
Are the Giants packing it in for the season? “We’re not throwing in the towel,” according to head coach Pat Shurmur.
As for the trades this week, Shurmur said, “this will give an opportunity for some young players and newer players to have an opportunity to play.”
A lot is on the line for the Redskins this Sunday. With a win, the ‘Skins would have their first 2-0 NFC East start since 2010.
Washington enters the weekend with a 1 1/2 game lead in the division over the Eagles and Cowboys.
The Redskins defense will have their hands full with Giants rookie phenom, Saquon Barkley. Barkley is second in the NFL with 905 yards from scrimmage. The ‘Skins rush defense is third in the league in yards allowed per game (87.3).
On the injury front, WR Jamison Crowder is out for third consecutive week and CB Quinton Dunbar is one of few Redskins listed as questionable.
Considering the two teams records, Washington should be expected to win, though that requires a very narrow world view of the Redskins/Giants rivalry.
Going into the contest, New York holds a 1-6 record and the Redskins are 4-2. Two trains going in opposite directions, until they meet Sunday in the Meadowlands.
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The Redskins won their last two games by a combined nine points. Each victory could have been lost on the final possession, but the Redskins defense, and some good luck, prevailed. Cam Newton could not find a receiver in the end zone in Week 6, and a last-second Dallas field goal hit the upright instead of sailing through to send the Week 7 game into overtime. The good news for Redskins fans? There are no pictures on scoreboards. The Redskins are winning by the narrowest of margins, and that’s important to keep in mind for Sunday’s contest.
Big Apple turnovers – The biggest reason the Redskins were able to win two low-scoring, defensive football games in a row? Turnovers. Washington is protecting the ball, and forcing their opponents into mistakes. Against Carolina and Dallas, the ‘Skins have forced five turnovers. The Giants have an explosive offense (more on that later) but a terrible offensive line and, despite two Super Bowl rings, a bad quarterback. Winning in New York will likely require continued success in the turnover battle.
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Pick your poison – The Giants have two of the best players in the NFL in receiver Odell Beckham and rookie running back Saquon Barkley. Seriously, look at these stats.
The New York Giants go for their second win of the season on Sunday afternoon, when they return home to play the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. Let’s take a look around the Internet to see what the experts are predicting for Big Blue’s Sunday afternoon matchup.
Division road games are never easy affairs. These two franchises have been going at it since 1932, back when Cliff Battles was chugging away for the Boston Braves (then Boston Redskins, then Washington Redskins), leading the league in rushing. The series has seen so many eras/stars: Sammy Baugh, Charlie Conerly, Frank Gifford and the 1956 NFL champs, Sonny Jurgensen’s ropes in the ‘60s, the dead-ball era of the Giants in the ‘70s, Gibbs vs. Parcells in the ‘80s. Unfortunately, Big Blue’s season is pretty much over. You realize they are allowing teams to score on 46.8 percent of their drives? That’s a huge percentage. Yet, if they deal the Redskins a loss here, it could pull the division awful tight with the Eagles playing a winnable game, and the Cowboys improved(?) with Amari Cooper. Still think the Giants lose.
The Redskins are playing well on defense, especially up front. That’s not a good thing for a Giants offensive line that is playing bad football. Look for the Redskins to dominate up front and force some Eli Manning turnovers. The Redskins will win a physical road game against a team that is playing for the future.