Will Giants make the point spread against Redskins week 13

Will the New York Giants make the 1 point spread against Washington Redskins in week 13 football game?

When Frank Benjamin and I picked which football game we would write up in our Offsides article for this week, we wanted to pick a game that were big rivals and we wanted a game that could go either way and would be close. There were a number of games to choose from this week, but of all the games that had a point spread of 2 points or less, the game between the Washington Redskins and the NY Giants looked to be the most exciting.

First and foremost, they are both in the NFC East with the Giants at 7 wins and 4 losses and the Redskins at 6 and 5. NY has their spot in the wild card round and Washington is still in the hunt. Also, these two teams have been NFC rivals for many, many years.

Their games are always very exciting for the fans since the stadiums for each team are easy driving distances from each other so local fans can often get to their opponents stadiums in a few hours drive. Beyond what makes the teams and fans rivals, let’s look closer at what we can expect from the game.

These two met earlier in the year during week 7 and NY won that game 27 to 23. The Giants have won 3 of their last 4 games and the redskins have won 2 of their last 4 games and each one had their bye week at least 2 weeks ago.

I think the biggest difficulty that NY faces is the containment of quarterback Robert Griffin III. So far this year he has rushed for over 600 yards and he has 6 touchdowns under his belt while carrying the football.

If you look at tapes from last weeks games you will see that the NY defense did a great job of applying pressure and penetrating an offensive line and was very effective at reducing the threat of Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay, a great quarterback in his own right.

They will need to be effective like that on Monday night, but their defensive tackles and ends, as well as safety’s, will have to be very aware of Griffin’s ability to come out of the pocket and often find that hole on the outside and pick up the yards on his own. The Carolina Panthers did a great job of controlling him a few weeks ago so I am sure NY watched those tapes with great interest.

Griffin has a pretty accurate arm from inside the pocket also, but besides the rushing capabilities of Griffin, Washington has a pretty decent running game overall. The line will have to keep a close eye on the outside no matter who is carrying the ball, with running backs Alfred Morris and Alfred Morris being the biggest threats to watch.

But can the Giants overcome this and beat the Redskins?

Yes, I do think the Giants will make the spread and win over the Redskins. Here are a few reasons why.

First, I think that with guys like Michael Boley, Chase Blackburn as well as a host of other strong linebackers that react very quickly to their opponent’s changes in the backfield, they will be aware of what RG3 is up to and will handle the situation and keep him and his running backs for making the big plays.

Although the NY defense has got to do their job well and contain the Skins, the offense is where the Giants have been shining very well in many games this year. Quarterback Eli Manning is one of the best passers this year, (of course his brother is racking up some impressive numbers for Denver also) but time and again Eli has shown that he has what it takes to lead his team to victory.

He has some very capable receivers such as Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Martellus Bennett, as well as a bunch of others that can step up like Domenik Hixon, Ahmad Bradshaw and more. As long as the offensive line can protect Manning well like they have most of this year so far I think that he will make the plays and find an open man and make the completions.

This will not be an easy win by any stretch of the imagination though. I think they will have a tough time of it from the first kickoff until the very end of the game. But in the end I do think that the New York Giants will win the game over the Washington Redskins and will make the point spread which at dinner time on Thursday is at a 1 point spread.

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And if you want to read the other side of the story, check out the opposing view of this game by Frank Benjamin at OddsOnBetting. Can the Washington Redskins Cover Against the NY Giants in week 13?

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