As Week 13 is here after a tremendous Thanksgiving holiday, predictions are starting to become important for betting lines and fans alike to look ahead into the playoff picture. And on Sunday Night, two NFC East rivals square off in hopes to produce a miracle bid to the postseason.
The New York Giants and Washington Redskins are even on the current betting line for the game, however, due to many results across the web, the Giants seem to be the favored team in the big game of Week 13. But is this an accurate assessment for the NFC East battle?
If we look at the stats, something tells us that maybe the Redskins should be the favored pick on Sunday as their averages on offense trump the success of the Giants. The Skins have the upper hand in every offensive comparison, which may come to a surprise to many fans across the league since Robert Griffin III is severely underachieving this season.
And though Big Blue’s offense has been everything but spectacular, the improvement of a steady run game seemed to be enough for a better offense than their rival. Eli Manning, though nothing like his former self this year, is starting to come back to form in the late weeks of the year with hopes to revitalize his team to success in the passing game.
Where things switch in the comparisons for the game on Sunday night is the defensive side of the ball. The Giants are leading in every stat compared to the Redskins, with the exception of third down conversion allowed.
Sunday night is shaping up to be a competitive, yet ugly, matchup of two of the more disappointing teams of the 2013 NFL season, but maybe, just maybe, the Redskins should be the favored team against the Giants for a share of the NFC East winner’s column. Eh, maybe not; it is the Redskins that we’re talking about after all.