The Weakened New York Giants will lose at Washington Monday

  • Started By Asa Beal
  • Sidelines Senior Analyst
  • 1 year ago
Asa Beal
Asa Beal
Senior Analyst

There. I said it. The Giants barely escaped the first meeting. But absent Phillips and a run game, New York will be out of luck at FedEx Field. RGIII will run circles around the Giants, pulling his team that much closer to a postseason berth. Skins 27, Giants 23. What do you think?

Andrew Macina

Not having Phillips is going to hurt a lot, but I still think the Giants will be able to contain RGIII enough

Acton Molina

I was picking the Redskins to win before the Phillips injury. Certainly liking their chances even more now. 34-24

I need a BIG day from RGIII to make the fantasy playoffs, so 42-29 Redskins

Bevis Stephens

They'll manage to run ok if Bradshaw plays. Eli will win it for them, though it'll be close.

Sal Erickson

If JPP doesn't play, THEN the Giants are in trouble.

Asa Beal

Please, if you have watched them this year it's clear the pass rush is not up to their recent lofty standards. JPP cannot do it all by himself, stopping RGIII has to be a complete team effort.

Dean Lake

I need a BIG day from RGIII to make the fantasy playoffs, so 42-29 Redskins. (I don't need no stinking logic)

Arka Ray

Let us know how it goes, Dean!

Dean Lake

Redskins win, but RGIII didn't do enough to get me the win. Needed three TDs from him and only got one.

Asa Beal

Looks like I was right on point. Incredible what the kid can do with his legs. That magical fumble-handoff could have been disastrous, but RGIII seems to have a knack for the unbelievable

Andrew Macina
Andrew Macina
Columnist

He definitely didn't run circles around the Giants (except for one play that was more of a straight line than a circle). The Redskins offensive line completely shut down the Giants front 7 and allowed for an absurd 124 yards on 22 carries from Alfred Morris. The Giants could have won that game if it were not for very untimely penalties, and perhaps if the defense were remotely prepared for the spread option. As for the fumble-handoff.. could you be more lucky

Sal Erickson
Sal Erickson
Senior Columnist

That's exactly it, don't think Shanahan and the coaching staff are getting enough credit for a really smart offensive gameplan featuring RG3. It's what Denver tried doing with Tebow to some extent, except RG3 is a muvh better runner and passer than Tebow, and the gameplan worked really well. Replay this game and the Giants win it by a TD or more.

Arka Ray
Arka Ray
Senior Analyst

Dean: Sorry about your fantasy loss, the Monday night letdowns always hurt the most.
Btw, Stewart's posted the video of the magic-fumble and started a discussion on that remarkable play, if any of you wants to jump in.

Vinay Kuruvila
Vinay Kuruvila
Analyst

No doubt RG3 was critical in Monday's victory, but the victory and turn-around in the Redskins season has come about because of 1. the return of Pierre Garcon (can't believe no one has mentioned this in this thread), 2. better offensive line play 3. better defense (the Redskins defense was such a joke for the first half of the season). RG3 has been playing well all year, but the supporting cast is now pulling their own weight.

Stewart B Putney
Stewart B Putney
Contributor

Don't overheat on RGIII yet. W/out that crazy fumble play, they most likely lose that game. He makes his own luck, but it is better to just win than rely on good fortune (see Tebow, Tim). RGIII is way better, but will still struggle at times...