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Redskins vs Giants – The Matchups

The Washington Redskins, let by “Sir Robert Griffin,” as Giants DE Osi Umenyiora would call him, head into East Rutherford looking to show the defending Super Bowl Champions that they’re here to stay. The Giants, led by QB Eli Manning, are looking to beat a team who swept them last season. Here are the matchups.

QB Robert Griffin III vs LB Keith Rivers 

With LB Jaquan Williams out with a knee injury, LB Keith Rivers will be tasked with spying on the dynamic rookie and chasing after him when he escapes the pocket. Giants DC Perry Fewell called the loss of a Williams this Sunday a “huge blow.” Can Rivers hold up the entire game against the speedster? The front four needs to do its job attacking RGIII. Look for LB Michael Boley to also key in on RGIII at times, too.

WR Hakeem Nicks vs CB DeAngelo Hall

It was quite apparent in last week’s win against the 49ers that WR Hakeem Nicks was not ready to test his high gear. After practicing three day’s straight this week, something he hasn’t done all season, Nicks appears ready to give it a shot. If the Giants are going to run away with this one, it couldn’t hurt for Nicks to have a good game against the team that leads the league with 15 touchdown passes allowed.

KR David Wilson vs Redskins Special Teams

A kick returner as part of the matchups? Are you serious? Yes, I am! Wilson has been averaging nearly 30 yards a kick return and has broken a long one in almost every game he’s been back deep for. For the first time in a long time, the Giants are getting the ball in good field position and not just starting at the 20. This is taking some pressure off the offenses back. By giving the Giants good starting field position it puts them in a better position to score, which will then help the defense. Is this the game where Wilson finally takes one to the house? The ‘Skins’ newest kicker Kai Forbath has a strong leg. He might be the key to keeping Wilson from running and keeping the Giants pinned back at the 20.

Hey, Gabbers? What are you key matchups and what will be the final score?

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4 Responses to “Redskins vs Giants – The Matchups”

  1. […] The Washington Redskins, let by “Sir Robert Griffin,” as Giants DE Osi Umenyiora would cSee all stories on this topic » […]

  2. PC says:


  3. GHOST of SAMMY BAUGH says:

    After being swept last season, I would expect the G-Men to have something to prove, especially in front of the home crowd.

    As much as I would love to see the REDSKINS land a haymaker to the GIANTS’ and MARA’s pride, I don’t think the DMV club has the chops in the d-secondary for this tilt. MANNING is superior, and RGIII’s a rookie.

    Given a few years, MANNING will fade and GRIFFIN will ascend to supremacy in this storied rivalry, biut not in this game. Once again PIERRE GARCON, RGIII’s best target will be sidelined. GIANTS 37-21.

  4. Jason C. says:

    I think the Key Matchup of the game is going to be
    JPP vs. RG3
    Can JPP do to RG3 what he did to Cam Newton? I think Bob has a lot more passion for the game than Cam does, but Cam may be more adept at running an NFL offense (now, not after 2 or 3 years).
    Osi vs. RG3
    Do the Redskins allow Osi to over pursue and take himself out of plays, putting some help over on JPP, while running Griffin away from his side? He’s done that against Vick and Newton this year, so unless Osi has been working on things, he may be able to be exploited again.
    Giants vs. Injuries
    This is the key matchup every week, if we can keep from getting hurt in this game, we’re one week closer to a healthy squad, unfortunately we haven’t had a clean week in some time. Can’t wait to get Kenny back there, he hasn’t had an undeserved fine since week 2, things just don’t feel right.

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