The New York Giants host their division rival Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. This week’s game marks the 171st regular season meeting between the two teams. The teams last met on Dec. 31, 2017 in MetLife Stadium, when the Giants won, 18-10. A win would improve the Giants’ record against the Redskins to 100-67-1, including 55-28-1 at home.
-Eli Manning has played 27 games against Washington and holds a 19-7 record against the Skins. Has thrown for 29 touchdowns but 29 interceptions.
-Redskins QB Alex Smith has a 2-2 regular season record vs the Giants and 0-1. in the playoffs from Smith’s time as a member of the 49ers.
The Giants made some roster moves this week as they moved two of the teams top defensive players. Moves were made to start looking forward to their future.
The first move was made on Tuesday as Eli Apple was sent to the New Orleans Saints for a 4th and 7th round draft pick. Apple was the 10th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft and left with a lot of negative about his time in NY instead of positives.
The Giants also traded Damon “Snacks” Harrison to Detroit for a 5th round pick. Harrison came from the Jets in 2016 to the Giants and was the teams best rush stopper.
More moves might be coming by the trade deadline on Tuesday.
With roster spots open the giants made some more as they signed WR Quandree Henderson and cut TE Garrett Dickerson.
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The Giants are struggling as the thought of falling 1-7 is slowly coming a reality heading into their bye week next week. The Redskins defense has been solid and with the state of the Giants offensive line, Eli Manning might have a very long day.
Rookie Saquon Barkley could have a great day for the Giants as Manning will have to get rid of the ball quickly. Keep an eye on Evan Engram as well.
For Washington Alex smith is the constant. He is consistent and does not put your team in harms way. Look for him to run a balance Washington offense down the field against the ever revamping Giants defense.
Prediction: Redskins 26 Giants 15