Washington Redskins: Three keys to watch against the New York Giants
When the Washington Redskins take the field Thursday night, they will do so looking to snap a two-game losing streak. They have an ample opportunity with the New York Giants coming to town. This is the beginning of an important six-game stretch to end the season. If the Redskins can win out, they have a chance at making the playoffs. So what do they need to do for a win on Thursday? Here are the three keys to a win.
- Play at your level
The Washington Redskins have a tendency to play down to the level of their competition. They cannot afford to do that in this game. The Redskins are by far the more superior team in this game. Letting the Giants stay around and keep the game close is recipe for disaster. This was the same case in the final game of 2016 as well. If the Redskins play at their level, this game will not be close.
- Samaje Perine
The Giants are not a very good defense. They have faced injury and a lot of field time. The Redskins need to take full advantage of this. Last week they ran the ball very well against the New Orleans Saints. They need to do this again and the key cog will be Samaje Perine. He had his first 100 yard game in his career last week. So if he can continue that pace this week, the Redskins will be well on their way offensively to win.
The defense of the Washington Redskins has been an issue the past few weeks. Especially in the final two minutes of the half and game. The Redskins are the worst defense in the league during those time frames. All in all, this is something that the Redskins will need to solidify going forward. Thus, it can start Thursday night.
The Giants are missing plenty of pieces on offense. In fact, if there is any game that can help build confidence it is a game against lesser competition.
Again, this is a game in which the Washington Redskins should dominate. Anything less than a 20 point victory would be disappointing. That is how confident this team should come out. That is how dominant they can be.
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