The Redskins possess the NFL’s most dynamic rookie in quarterback Robert Griffin III. And if that’s not enough, the Giants need to remember how they were swept by a subpar Redskins team last season. So here are three matchups to watch.
The performance was so dominant Sunday that Candlestick Park was filled with a chant of “Let’s go Giants!” with nearly 4 minutes to play.
Perhaps the only thing missing from this game are the stakes – it’s only the sixth week of the regular season, although it’s very possible the winner will be able to call upon this result to help gain a tiebreaker advantage for the playoffs.
Sometimes, these things are just too easy. Bradshaw put up career-highs with 30 carries and 200 yards to go with a touchdown.
Despite an injury report that includes 13 names, the Giants are more talented than most. And they cannot afford to dip under sea level with the gauntlet of a schedule they’ll have to face, beginning next week in San Francisco.
The tragic number for the Giants was 2. As in the number of chances Lawrence Tynes got to kick the potential game-winning field goal. As in the number of times he missed. As in the number of feet his attempt was short on the one that counted.
There’s no more important factor in evaluating Sunday night’s Giants-Eagles game: the offensive lines for each team will write the script for this contest.
Ahmad Bradshaw and Hakeem Nicks are ready to play on Sunday against the Eagles.
Nobody could have seen this coming. Not coach Tom Coughlin nor his players. The Giants simply crushed the Panthers on both sides of the ball.
Andre Brown’s ability to create something of a power running game on Sunday opened up the passing game for Eli Manning to have a 500-yard day. He needs to do it again on Thursday.
We could go many places here – starting with Eli Manning, Victor Cruz Andre Brown. But we’ll stick with Nicks.
Do the Giants have more talent than the Bucs and the Carolina Panthers, their next two opponents? Absolutely. And could Big Blue lose to these teams if they play sloppy, uninspired football? Absolutely.
Ready or not, the Giants’ quest to defend their Super Bowl championship starts tonight with the NFL’s season opener against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Here are the key matchups to watch.
It’s not like coach Tom Coughlin’s job got much easier, but he likely got a bit more clarity about a few of his positions in Wednesday’s preseason finale.
Marcus Thomas, Dwayne Hendricks and Markus Kuhn will be given a good chance to show where or if they belong on the depth chart on Wednesday night.