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    GIANTS VS. REDSKINS: KEY MATCHUPS

    GIANTS VS. REDSKINS: KEY MATCHUPS

    "The Washington Redskins may be 4-9, and they may be banged up
    – but the New York
    Giants
    haven't forgotten about week one of the NFL season and
    are looking for revenge in adding to the Redskins misery while helping their
    playoff chances as they head into the final stretch of the NFL regular
    season. At first glance, it looks like a game that is far more important to the
    Giants than it is to Washington. This is however an NFC East
    divisional matchup, and we all know how physical and hard-fought everyone of
    these games turn out to be.

    Today, we look at some of the key matchups in the Giants big week 15
    game.


    Jason
    Pierre-Paul
    vs Willie Smith/Sean Locklear




    Willie Smith and Sean Locklear alternated drives last week in the first half
    against New England, but Smith took over and played all the snaps in the second
    half. This week, expect Smith to get the start and the snaps, but his job will
    get a lot tougher against one of the most explosive young defensive players in
    football in
    Jason
    Pierre-Paul
    .




    Coming off a signature game on Sunday night that will surely get the
    attention of teams across the league, particularly the Washington Redskins, Pierre-Paul has an opportunity for
    another big game against the team he recorded two sacks against in week one, and
    was extremely disruptive against the run.If Willie Smith doesn't get a lot of
    help on that left side right from the start of this game, it could get ugly in a
    hurry for the Redskins offense. And that's exactly what the G-Men want.




    Should the Redskins get behind in this game and look to spread it out and
    throw the football,
    you can expect to see a lot of #90 flashing on your screen and making big-time
    plays for this New York
    defense.




    Brandon Banks vs New York
    Giants
    Special Teams




    It will be another big test for the Giants coverage teams, who have handled
    Dez Bryant, Randall Cobb, and DeSean Jackson well over the past few weeks. Banks
    averages over 10 yards a punt return, leads the NFL in kickoff return yardage, and will be the Redskins
    biggest threat to make this football game a dogfight heading into the final quarter.
    New York
    knows it can't give a battered Washington offense a field position advantage in
    this game, particularly coming off the Redskins performance against the Patriots
    which has given them a shot of confidence coming into this one.




    Hakeem
    Nicks
    vs DeAngelo Hall/Josh Wilson




    In week one, the Giants had not yet seen the emergence of Victor
    Cruz
    and Jake Ballard, and were still limited in the passing game as players
    grew into their roles in the offense. Naturally, the Redskins paid quite a bit
    of attention to the Giants biggest threat on the outside in Hakeem
    Nicks
    . Still, #88 torched the Washington secondary for 122 yards, including
    a huge 68 yard reception on a double move route that set up a Giants
    touchdown.




    This time around, the Giants have an up and coming young playmaker in Victor
    Cruz
    , and Ballard has developed into a threat over the middle to go along
    with their #1 guy in Nicks and the explosive big play threat in Mario
    Manningham.


    It will be very interesting to see how the Redskins approach their coverage
    to Nicks' side, as he is fully capable of dominating a football
    game when he sees one on one coverage. It is pick your poison with this Giants
    passing game, and if Nicks sees a lot of double coverage and safety help over
    the top in this game, you can expect the other Giants receivers to get
    opportunities for big plays through the air. "
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Re: GIANTS VS. REDSKINS: KEY MATCHUPS

    The guys in the middle have to be strong, Get low and cut the offensive linemen in half and tackle that quarterback and running back in the backfield and the sacks will come from the ends and others. Blackburn should get better as he plays into regular season shape. The strong safety has to be tough and aggressive. We are playing a quarterback who is playing for survival every week.

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    Re: GIANTS VS. REDSKINS: KEY MATCHUPS

    Eli vs. Grossman: Eli, no contest

    Brandon Banks vs. Steve Weatherford directional punting: Steve Weatherford

    Nicks vs. D. Hall: ok what about Manningham, Cruz, and Ballard?

    Fred Davis vs. Giants LBs: Oh wait...he got suspended... ha ha! Giants LBs

    The only thing in the Redskin's favor is the Giant's inexplicable ability to play down (or up) to their opponent's level....


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    Re: GIANTS VS. REDSKINS: KEY MATCHUPS

    DeAngelo Hall's been having a terrible season. I think Eli is going to toy with him imho

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    Re: GIANTS VS. REDSKINS: KEY MATCHUPS

    Key Matchup: Giant's D vs Skins O

    will the real Giant's defense please show up!

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