NFC East Showdown: Giants will beat Redksins
November 27, 2015
Good, old-fashioned rivalry. That’s what will be happening when the new Giants play the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The Giants are coming off a bye. In their most recent game, they suffered a heart-breaking 27-26 loss to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, who are currently undefeated. They sit at 5-5 and are first in NFC East. The Redskins were beat down by another undefeated team, the Carolina Panthers, by a score of 44-16. Ouch. Washington is now at 4-6 and is second to the Giants, who are also in the NFC East.
Eli Manning leads the New York Giants in passing. Manning this season has thrown for 2,700 yards. He has completed 248 out of 384 yards and has 21 touchdowns on the season.
Rashad Jennings leads the team in rushing. Jennings has carried the ball 105 times for 403 yards. He is averaging almost four yards per carry and has one touchdown on the season.
Odell Beckham leads New York in receiving. Beckham has caught 63 passes this season, amassing 863 yards. He currently averages 13.7 yards per catch and has eight touchdowns this year.
Kirk Cousins, who replaced RG3, leads the team in passing. Cousins has completed 248 out of 363 passes this year, collecting 2,485 yards. He has 15 touchdown passes this season.
Power-back Alfred Morris leads the team in rushing. Morris has 404 yards, running the ball 112 times. He is averaging over three yards per carry.
For this game, I’m taking the Giants. I feel like this game is going to be close, but the Giants are the better team overall. Larry Donnell and Odell Beckham are going to have big days. Expect some production from Hakeem Nicks, who they recently resigned. Kirk Cousins won’t be playing against a defense like Carolina’s, but this defense certainly has a nose for the ball.