The first-place New York Giants (7-4) attempt to put some more distance between them and the rest of the NFC East when they travel to the nation’s capital to take on the surging Washington Redskins (5-6).
Kickoff: 8:30pm Eastern
Site: FedEx Field
Referee: Jerome Boger
TV: ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (field reporter)
Radio: WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM Bob Pap. Carl Banks and Howard Cross (field reporter) Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Tony Boselli (field reporter) SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (NYG), 93 (Was) XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (NYG), 226 (Was)
Weather: Cloudy, Low 50′S
The Line: Giants by 2 1/2; OU 51
Last Game: 10/21/12: Redskins 23 at Giants 27. New York WR Victor Cruz catches 77-yard TD pass from QB Eli Manning with 1:13 remaining for decisive points in Giants’ victory.
Last Game at Site: 9/11/11: Redskins 28, Giants 14. Washington rookie LB Ryan Kerrigan records 9-yard INT-TD in 3rd quarter as Redskins outscore New York 14-0 in 2nd half for division win.
Series: Giants lead 92-63 with 4 ties
Streaks: Giants have won 10 of past 13
Giants: OUT: TE Travis Beckum (knee), LB Jacquian Williams (knee) Doubtful: S Kenny Phillips (knee) Questionable: T David Diehl (shoulder), WR Domenik Hixon (ankle), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back) Probable: C David Baas (shoulder), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), CB Jayron Hosley (shoulder), S Antrel Rolle (illness), DE Justin Tuck (foot)
Redskins: Questionable: LB London Fletcher (ankle), T Trent Williams (thigh) Probable: WR Pierre Garcon (foot), LB Chris Wilson (hamstring), CB Josh Wilson (shoulder)
QB Eli Manning is 7-2 in past 9 starts vs. Was. Has won 4 of past 5 on MNF. In only MNF game vs. Was. (12/21/09), had 3 TDs, 0 INTs & 144.4 rating. Passed for 3 TDs last week & is 1st Giant with 200…
RB Ahmad Bradshaw has 7 rush TDs in past 6 meetings. Aims for 4th in row vs. Was. with TD…
WR Victor Cruz had 7 catches for 131 yards, incl. GW 77-yard TD with 1:13 remaining. Longest GW TD in final 2 mins of 4th Q in team history. Has recorded 100+ yards & TD in 5 division games. WR Hakeem Nicks had 7 catches for 122 yards in last game at Was…
DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 6 sacks, 2 FRs & 2 FFs in past 5 vs. Was. S Stevie Brown leads NFL with 168 INT return yds, most by Giant since 1963 (Dick Lynch). Leads NFL safeties with 5 INTs. Had INT (41 yards) in last meeting.
DE Justin Tuck has 9 sacks & 4 FFs in past 10 vs. Was. DE Mathias Kiwanuka had 2 sacks last week…
QB Robert Griffin III is 1st rookie in NFL history with 4+ TD passes in consecutive games. In past 2, has 146.2 rating, best by rookie in 2-game span. Is 1st QB in NFL history with 4+ TD passes of 60+ yards & rush TD of 60+ yards in season…
RB Alfred Morris is 2nd among rookies with 982 rush yards. Rushed for 120 yards in last meeting. Has 75+ rush yards in 9 of 1st 11 NFL games…
WR Aldrick Robinson aims for 3rd in row with 45+ yard TD (68 & 49 yards). WR Santana Moss has 5 TDs in past 5. Had 2 TDs in last meeting & aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with TD. WR Pierre Garcon has 2 TDs (88 & 59 yards) & avg. 73.5 yards per TD. Had 5 catches for 93 yards in Wk. 12…
LB London Fletcher & CB DeAngelo Hall each had INT last week. LB Ryan Kerrigan has 2 sacks, FF & FR in past 2. Had INT-TD vs. NYG (9/11/11). Since 2011, is only NFL player with 10+ sacks (14) & 2+ INT-TDs (2).