Washington Redskins: Three Keys Against the New York Giants
As the Washington Redskins continue on this tough 2018 season, their next opponent is the New York Giants. The Giants are a team that has played better in recent weeks. Meanwhile, the Redskins have struggled. They are on a three-game losing streak and are now looking at teams above them in the playoff race. Here is a team that was once the favorite to win the NFC East. What do they have to do to beat the Giants? Here are the three keys to obtain a victory on Sunday.
DEFENSE, DEFense, Defense!
Back in week seven, the Washington Redskins defense held sensational rookie RB Saquan Barkley to only 38 rushing yards. They will need to do the same thing this week if they expect to have a chance at victory. Also, in that game, the defense sacked Eli Manning seven times. That same pressure can be had again this week. If so, the Redskins can be successful in week 14.
RUN THE DAMN BALL!
The New York Giants are ranked 22nd in the NFL in rush defense. Use that to your advantage on Sunday. You are a team that is playing with your third QB on the season. The Washington Redskins may also be playing with a restructured interior O-line. It is time to run the damn ball! Adrian Peterson had over 100 yards in week seven. DO IT AGAIN!
This needs to be on both sides of the ball. The offense needs to avoid the turnover and the defense needs to grab them. If the Washington Redskins adhere to the first key, then this key may come to a lot easier than one might expect. As far as the offensive side of the ball, the interception is bound to happen. After all, Mark Sanchez has 87 INTs to his 86 TDs. The issue will be if the Redskins can overcome those when they happen.
The Washington Redskins have a great chance at getting back into the playoff race. The teams that they are chasing have difficult games ahead of them. Not only this week but also the rest of the season.
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