Washington Redskins (4-9) vs. New York Giants (7-6)

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Redskins Talk,This Week's Matchup Report by admin on Saturday 17 December 2011 at 2:36 pm

The Redskins have lost 8 of their last nine games, but they are likely still confident coming into this game.  That is because they thumped the Giants 28-14 in the season opener in Washington.  The Giants broke a four game losing streak last weekend in a huge win over the Cowboys in Dallas.  Here is a look at the matchups in this game:

When the Redskins have the ball:  The Redskins are going to keep playing like they have all year.  They are going to feed the rock to Roy Helu and throw the ball deep.  Helu has been hot lately and he should have little problem finding running room against a Giants’ D that is allowing 127.9 yards rushing per game and 4.7 yards per carry.  If Rex Grossman has time to throw the ball, and that is iffy, he will have success throwing the ball down the field as the Giants’ secondary is banged up right now.  WRs Santana Moss, Jabar Gaffney and Donte Stallworth are going to be the guys that Grossman is looking for as they all played well last weekend against the Patriots.

When the Giants have the ball:  The Giants are a pass first team.  The Redskins are going to have to get after Eli Manning, because if he has time to throw the ball, they are in deep trouble.  The Giants’ receivers are a huge mis-match for the Redskins’ secondary right now.  WRs Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham and TE Jake Ballard are all playmakers for the Giants.  The front seven will be responsible for stopping RBs Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw, and that won’t be easy either.

PREDICTION:  GIANTS 30, REDSKINS 27

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