The New York Giants are sitting pretty at 4-2 and atop the NFC East, but the problem is they have yet to win a division game in two tries this season. They have Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins coming to MetLife stadium this weekend, and Jason Pierre-Paul is already stirring up the rivalry.
The Giants have won six of the last eight meetings, though if the Redskins have anything to hang their hats on last season, it is that they beat the Super Bowl champions, twice. Before 2011 the Giants owned the Redskins six straight times, but this is a new team altogether.
Griffin is explosive and has the Redskins at 3-3. He is coming off a 138 yard, two touchdown rushing performance against the Minnesota Vikings, but JPP has a warning for when they meet on the field this Sunday.
“We like to set the edges. “JPP said when asked about stopping Griffin. “Yes, it’ll be a very good match-up. Not on my side, though. Not on my side. Or the other side.”
So, Griffin just shouldn’t run at all? Alright I guess JPP has convinced Griffin to not use his track-like speed and elite elusiveness with that one sentence.
Here the Giants go being confident again. I’m not going to label JPP or the team as being overconfident, especially when they just came off a 26-3 drubbing of the San Francisco 49ers, but they need to be careful not to start giving teams more of a reason to knock them off. I enjoy the talk, but this didn’t feel like the right time for it.