The New York Giants hit the road to take on their division rival Washington Redskins on Sunday. Kickoff is 1:00 p.m. in FedEx Field. This week’s game marks the 172nd regular-season meeting between the two teams. The teams last met in Week 8 in MetLife Stadium, when the Giants lost, 20-13.
A win would improve the Giants’ all-time record against the Redskins to 100-68-4, including 46-39-2 on the road. A victory over the Redskins would also improve the Giants’ all-time divisional record to 262-225-12.
Series Meetings: 171
Overall Record: 99-68-4
Head Coach Pat Shurmer On the Rivalry: “NFC East game, I think so. They all count one, the next game is most important, they’re all big games. There’s a lot of ways to look at it. I don’t ever want to minimize the importance of an NFC East matchup, and I think the rivalries are huge. You play each other twice. Every team, now with the Eagles winning the Super Bowl, every team in our division has Super Bowl trophies. There’s great tradition in the NFC East, they beat us the last time through, we didn’t make enough plays to win so there’s a lot there.”
New York Giants:
Questionable: LB Tae Davis Ankle, LB B.J. Goodson Neck/Foot
Limited Practice – WR Odell Beckham Jr. (quad), LB Tae Davis (ankle), LB
B.J. Goodson (neck/foot)
Full Practice – LB Lorenzo Carter (hip), TE Evan Engram (hamstring), WR
Sterling Shepard (rib)
LB Ryan Anderson Hamstring, OL Tony Bergstrom Knee/Ankle, QB Colt McCoy Fibula
LB Zach Brown Illness, DL Matt Ioannidis Shin C Chase Roullier Knee
WR Josh Doctson Hip
Did Not Practice – LB Ryan Anderson (hamstring), OL Tony Bergstrom (knee/ankle), DL Matt Ioannidis (shin), QB Colt McCoy (fibula)
Limited Practice- WR Josh Doctson (hip), C Chase Roullier (knee)
Full Practice – RB Kapri Bibbs (shoulder), G Luke Bowanko (wrist), LB Zach Brown
(illness), WR Jamison Crowder (ankle), CB Fabian Moreau (knee), T Morgan Moses
(knee), S Montae Nicholson (illness), CB Josh Norman (hamstring), RB Adrian Peterson
(shoulder), T Trent Williams (thumb/wrist)
Aldrick Rosas’ Named NFC Special Teams Player Of the Week!!
His breakout season now includes an NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Award.
The second-year kicker received that honor for his contributions in the Giants’ 30-27 overtime victory against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Rosas made all three of his field goal attempts, including the game-winning 44-yarder in overtime and a franchise-record 57-yarder on the final play of the first half as the Giants won for the third time in four games. He also booted a 37-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter.
The game-winner was the second of Rosas’ career; he kicked a game winner to beat Kansas City in overtime in 2017.
This is the 29th time a Giants player has been named Special Teams Player of the Week since the awards were instituted in 1984.
He is the Man-ning vs the Redskins!!
Eli Manning has had a lot of success against the Washington Redskins. In fact he has a 18-10 all time record against Washington with 30 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. This is the best record in division for Eli and he still has respect for the ‘skins even if they are struggling with injuries.
“They’re still good on defense.” said Manning. “They do a good job of getting a pass rush. Their front five are really strong. So, we got to handle that. We got to run the ball, and protect, and make sure we can get the ball out on time.”
Eli has shown so much grit with only missing one game since taking over the starting role in 2004 and the game was not due to injury. Everyone from his teammates to his coaches admire the durability of the starting quarterback.
“I am amazed by it, but I have an opinion on that that sort of holds true. says Head Coach Pat Shurmer. “(This) wasn’t the case with Alex Smith, but a lot of times quarterbacks get banged up running around outside the pocket. Like Colt McCoy, he was running around outside the pocket and clicked legs with Malcolm Jenkins, and that’s not something Eli does. He’s got a lot of other strengths that make him an outstanding player and so the fact that he’s been as durable as he has for all these years is a credit to him. ”
Lets Play Spoilers!!
If the Giants win out the rest of the way they will finish with an 8-8, .500 record. That wont stop Odell Beckham who stated that he was fired up about playing the Redskins this Sunday.
” I’m excited about Washington.” said Beckham. “Another opportunity to go out there Sunday and do what we do. Since the bye week, we’ve been playing at a very, very high level and I just hope that we can continue that. That’s really all that we can do at this point. Leave the rest of the season up to everybody else and just focus on what we can control, which is our games, winning our games, and see what happens. Not really much more to say than that.”
He was also asked about the loss to the eagles on how it haunts the team for the chances of possibly making a run for the playoffs. “When I said what I said, it wasn’t like just saying this for any reason, attention of any kind to make a story. It’s just what I believed and the way that we played, what I believed was pretty much right there in front of us except for us not finishing that Philly game, which I just hope that it’s not the one that’s going to haunt us. At this point, we really can only focus on Washington. There’s no ‘what if’. We’re going out there to win and if our season’s over, I’m making sure somebody else is coming home with us, that’s the goal. The goal is to win all these games and see what happens, but if not, you’re going to have a tough game to play against us for the last four game”
Tomorrow we will make a prediction and discuss Redskins QB Mark Sanchez.
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