TV Schedule: Sunday, Dec. 1, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC
Stadium: FedEx Field
Weather: High 46, Low 30
It has been a tough season for the Washington Redskins as Robert Griffin III has not been the quarterback that many people had expected and hoped he would be in 2013 after a knee injury ended his season a year ago. Griffin has passed for 2,832 yards and 14 touchdowns while rushing for another 372 yards on 70 carries on 5.3 yards per carry. Alfred Morris leads the team in rushing and offensive output, however, with 970 yards and five touchdowns on five yards per carry in his second season in the league. Pierre Garcon has been nearly as effective as an offensive weapon at wide out, catching 75 passes for 919 yards and three touchdowns.
On the other side of the field, the New York Giants had been surging in the past month or so, winning four of the past five games, improving their record from 0-6 to 4-7 on the year. Eli Manning has had one of the worst seasons of his career, passing for just 2,760 yards and 14 touchdowns for the 17th-ranked passing offense while also throwing an unbelievable 17 interceptions. Victor Cruz has been his favorite target, catching 60 passes for 851 yards and four touchdowns while Hakeem Nicks has yet to catch a touchdown pass on the year while accounting for 620 yards. Andre Brown has come on strong in the run game, leading the team with 308 yards and a touchdown on 4.5 yards per carry.
Defensively, the Redskins have had one of the poorest units in the league, allowing the second-most points per game in the league as well as ranking 28th in yards allowed per contest. New York has fared much better, ranking 24th in points allowed as well as 12th in total yards allowed per game. The Giants have had one of the best run-stopping units in the league, ranking seventh in the league in rushing yards allowed per game.
PREDICTION: Giants 24, Redskins 28