Where: Fed Ex Field
When: Monday, Dec. 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET
Listen: ESPN Radio 980 AM
Point Spread: New York Giants -2.5
The Redskins are looking for their third straight win on Monday Night Football when they host the New York Giants at Fed Ex Field. A victory would move Washington to within one game of first place in the NFC East. New York beat the Redskins 27-23 at Giants Stadium on October 21st. "It's a game we felt we should have won," Robert Griffin said. "And we didn't win it, they got the win in their column and we got the loss." The Giants won on a 77 yard pass from Eli Manning to Victor Cruz with just 1:13 left. The 'Skins had taken the lead 19 seconds earlier on a 30-yard scoring strike from Griffin to Santana Moss.
GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING is 7-2 in past 9 starts vs. Was. Has won 4 of past 5 on MNF. In only MNF game vs. Was. (12/21/09), had 3 TDs, 0 INTs & 144.4 rating. Passed for 3 TDs last week & is 1st Giant with 200…RB AHMAD BRADSHAW has 7 rush TDs in past 6 meetings. Aims for 4th in row vs. Was. with TD…WR VICTOR CRUZ had 7 catches for 131 yards, incl. GW 77-yard TD with 1:13 remaining. Longest GW TD in final 2 mins of 4th Q in team history. Has recorded 100+ yards & TD in 5 division games. WR HAKEEM NICKS had 7 catches for 122 yards in last game at Was…DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 6 sacks, 2 FRs & 2 FFs in past 5 vs. Was. S STEVIE BROWN leads NFL with 168 INT return yds, most by Giant since 1963 (DICK LYNCH). Leads NFL safeties with 5 INTs. Had INT (41 yards) in last meeting. DE JUSTIN TUCK has 9 sacks & 4 FFs in past 10 vs. Was. DE MATHIAS KIWANUKA had 2 sacks last week…REDSKINS: QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III is 1st rookie in NFL history with 4+ TD passes in consecutive games. In past 2, has 146.2 rating, best by rookie in 2-game span. Is 1st QB in NFL history with 4+ TD passes of 60+ yards & rush TD of 60+ yards in season…RB ALFRED MORRIS is 2nd among rookies with 982 rush yards. Rushed for 120 yards in last meeting. Has 75+ rush yards in 9 of 1st 11 NFL games…WR ALDRICK ROBINSON aims for 3rd in row with 45+ yard TD (68 & 49 yards). WR SANTANA MOSS has 5 TDs in past 5. Had 2 TDs in last meeting & aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with TD. WR PIERRE GARCON has 2 TDs (88 & 59 yards) & avg. 73.5 yards per TD. Had 5 catches for 93 yards in Wk. 12…LB LONDON FLETCHER & CB DE ANGELO HALL each had INT last week. LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 2 sacks, FF & FR in past 2. Had INT-TD vs. NYG (9/11/11). Since 2011, is only NFL player with 10+ sacks (14) & 2+ INT-TDs (2).
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|Robert Griffin III||205||304||2497||16|
|Robert Griffin III||100||642||6.4||6|
Early Injury Report
LB London Fletcher Did Not Practice
LT Trent Williams Did Not Practice
RB Andre Brown OUT
RB Ahmad Bradshaw Did Not Practice
S Kenny Phillips Did Not Practice
C David Baas Did Not Practice
T David Diehl Did Not Practice
Former Giants on Redskins:
NT Barry Cofield (2006-10)
CB D.J. Johnson (2009-10)
Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard (1997-2004)
Former Redskins on Giants:
Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty (2000)
Defensive Line Coach Robert Nunn (2003)
Tight Ends Coach Mike Pope (1997-99)
Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning is having another solid season and the Giants success rides squarely on his right throwing arm. Manning has thrown for nearly 2900 yards, with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions this season. Ahmad Bradshaw leads the ground game with 733 yards and five touchdowns rushing. Designated goal line back Andre Brown has been lost to injury with rookie David Wilson expected to step up in his absence. New York has arguably the best young receiving tandem in the game in Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. Linebacker Michael Boley leads the defense with 67 tackles, followed by two-time Pro Bowl safety Antrel Rolle.
Prediction: Is this the biggest game for the Redskins in the Mike Shanahan era? A victory on Monday night and Washington will move to within a game of the NFC East lead and will have completed the trifecta- beating all three division rivals on consecutive weeks. A loss and the Skins fall to 5-7 and realistically will have to win out to have a shot at post season. The Redskins offense received a huge boost in the return of Pierre Garcon, giving RG3 a game breaking option to stretch the field. Alfred Morris appeared to be wearing down as the season moved into November, but has shown a second wind as the team moved into NFC East play. As has been the case most of this season, can the offense score enough? We know the Giants will score and are likely to come out aggressively through the air. The stage is huge, a national TV audience with a chance to move to .500 and within striking distance of a divisional crown. Washington 24 NY Giants 20