What to Watch For: Giants at Redskins

The New York Giants travel to FedEx Field in Week 12 to face the Washington Redskins and The Giants Beat takes a looks at what to watch for Sunday.

Game Info:

November 29, 2015

FedEx Field in Landover, MD

Will be televised on FOX at 1:00 p.m. ET

Radio channels: Sirius- TBD, Internet- TBD

as well as other local affiliate stations

 

FOX

Play-by-play TBD, color commentator TBD, sideline reporter TBD

 

Radio Broadcast

Play-by-play Bob Papa, color commentator Carl Banks, sideline reporter Howard Cross

 

New York Giants:

 

2015 preseason record: 2-2

2015 regular season record: 5-5

 

2015 Regular Season Leaders:

Passing: Eli Manning 248 for 384 (64.6 completion %) 2700 yards 21 TD, 6 INT

Rushing: Rashad Jennings 105 rushes for 403 yards, 1 TD

Receiving: Odell Beckham jr. 63 receptions for 863 yards, 8 TD

 

Washington Redskins:

 

2014 regular season record: 4-6

2015 preseason record: 3-1

2015 regular season record: 4-12

 

2015 Regular Season Leaders:

Passing: Kirk Cousins 248 for 363 (68.3 completion %) 2485 yards 15 TD, 10 INT

Rushing: Alfred Morris 112 rushes for 404 yards, 0 TD

Receiving: Jordan Reed 47 receptions for 443 yards, 6 TD

 

Results of the previous 3 meetings:

 

September 24, 2015: (HOME) Giants win 32-21

December 14, 2014: (HOME) Giants win 38-21

September 25, 2014: (AWAY) Giants win 45-14

 

Key Matchups:

 

Redskins TE Jordan Reed vs. Giants LB’s and Safeties

 

The Giants have had a very tough time trying to cover tight ends all season long. In their last game against the Patriots Rob Gronkowski had 113 yards and a touchdown. Reed has proven to be one of the best receiving threats for the Redskins and in the first meeting he caught six balls for 96 yards. The defense needs to try to limit the damage that Reed can cause.

 

Redskins T Trent Williams vs. Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul

 

Williams has been limited in practice with a knee injury, but looks like he will be good to go on Sunday.  Pierre-Paul will look to disrupt Kirk Cousins and the Redskins offense. If they can get some pressure on Cousins, they may be able to force some turnovers.

 

Interesting Notes and Key Facts:

 

In their first meeting in week 3 the Giants defeated the Redskins 32-21.

 

Giants kicker Josh Brown is the only one of two kickers in the NFL who, with a minimum of 15 attempts, hasn’t missed a field goal. Brown is 23-23, but has missed one extra point attempt.

 

Kirk Cousins is third in the NFL in completion percentage (among qualifiers) at 68.3 %.

 

The redskins haven’t been on a five game winning streak since 1991, and they have the chance to change that with a win on Sunday.

 

 

 

 


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