New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins Pick-Odds-Prediction 12/29/13
Washington Redskins (3-12) at New York Giants (6-9)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)
The Line: New York Giants -4 -- Over/Under: 45.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Redskins travel to New York to play the Giants on Sunday.
The Redskins dropped to 3-12 overall after losing at home to Dallas 24-23 last weekend. Washington produced only 297 total yards and turned the ball over once against the Cowboys. QB Kurt Cousins completed 21 of 26 passes for 197 yards with 1 touchdowns and 1 interception. RB Alfred Morris carried the ball 24 times for 88 yards and a score. WR Pierre Garcon had 11 catches for 144 yards and provided the home team highlight by breaking Art Monk’s single-season franchise reception record. The Washington defense only allowed 309 total yards and forced two turnovers in the loss. LB London Fletcher, who has decided to retire after this season, played his final home game in Washington on Sunday. On the year, Washington ranks 15th in passing offense with 239.4 yards per contest, and ranks 4th in rushing offense with 138.2 rushing yards per game. The defense is allowing 249.3 passing yards per game, 22nd in the league, and 109.8 rushing yards per game, 14th in the league. Morris has rushed for 1,213 yards and 7 touchdowns this season, while Garcon has caught 107 balls for 1,290 yards and 5 touchdowns for the Redskins. Cousin’s will get the start again this week as Robert Griffin III will sit out for the third straight week. Washington has now lost seven games in a row and this team couldn’t be happier that this is their final game of the season. The Redskins are 1-6 on the road this year.
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The New York Giants improved to 6-9 on the year after beating the Detroit Lions 23-20 in overtime last Sunday. The Giants produced 279 total yards and turned the ball over twice in the game. QB Eli Manning completed 23 of 42 passes for 256 yards with 1 touchdowns and 1 interception. RB Andre Brown carried the ball 16 times for 40 yards, while WR Jernigan had 6 catches for 80 yards and a touchdown. The Giants defense gave up 355 total yards but they forced 3 turnovers against the Lions. On the year, the defense is giving up 227.5 passing yards per game and 110.1 rushing yards per contest, which rank 13th and 15th in the league. Offensively, New York is averaging 228.8 passing yards per game, 17th in the league, and only 80.7 rushing yards per game, which ranks second to last in the league. Manning has thrown for 3,666 yards and 17 touchdowns this year, but has also thrown 26 interceptions. WR Victor Cruz, who underwent knee surgery last week, will not play against the Redskins. The Giants are 3-4 at home this season.
These two teams having nothing to play for but pride at this point in the season. I think both quarterbacks will have success against two defenses that do not defend the pass well and there won’t be much reason to run the ball a ton. As long as the weather cooperates I could see this game getting into the mid-50’s on Sunday. I’m taking the over and I would lean towards taking the road dog.