The New York Giants really haven’t had a game this season where their offense has clicked on all cylinders. Whether it has been Eli Manning or the rushing attack, the offense always seems to be struggling in at least one area.
And now, maybe it’s too late. The Giants have basically squandered their playoff chances and their remaining games could mean very little. Either way, there’s nothing they can do but show up and hope to play better.
New York will have a great opportunity to pick up a divisional win against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
Throw the Redskins in with the Giants and the rest of the major disappointments of 2013. Robert Griffin III has struggled throughout his sophomore campaign, but Washington’s most gaping holes lie on the defensive side.
A rough game for the Giants’ offense on Sunday will expose them as a weak team. People will no longer talk about “bad stretches” or “slumps,” instead they can simply label New York a lackluster team.
The Redskins have lost three straight and head coach Mike Shanahan could be getting the axe after the season. Manning is up against the 27th ranked passing defense with a secondary that gives up yards in bunches. The run defense is better, ranked 14th in the NFL in yards per game.
Manning and Andre Brown should be able to have their way with Washington’s defense. Brown has been rolling, rushing for 308 yards in three games. Now, Manning must follow in his footsteps. The Giants have too many weapons on offense to struggle against a poor defense like the Redskins.