Fast start: The Redskins need to jump out to an early lead in this one.
However, this Week 17 rivalry game could be a real slugfest for the Redskins. But that doesn't mean you can't also stream the action online through DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket and NFL Sunday Ticket.TV.
Those two teams, the Packers and the Lions play this evening to decide who wins the NFC North division and claim at least one spot for the playoffs, pending what happens with the Redskins.
The Redskins, who stopped a two-game slide and have won two of their last three games, can sneak into the postseason as a wild card if they topple NY and as long as Green Bay and Detroit's NFC North title game doesn't end in a tie. "I joked around with it with my wife. Just control what we can control and that's it, and sit at home and hope for someone to win". Under Steve Spagnuolo, the Giants defense is back to playing lights out. Do they look at this game on the road against the Redskins as a chance to win a game in what should be a playoff atmosphere to get them ready for the playoffs?
The New York Giants may have gotten help to get into the playoffs after Tampa Bay lost. "We are not their biggest fans and they are not our biggest fans, so to send them home would be pretty good for us". Even if the Redskins lose and both team qualify, the NFC North division victor, and a home tie in the Wild Card game, will be decided here. Coach Jay Gruden is preparing for the Giants (10-5) to go all out, and the Redskins have no choice but to match that to join them in the postseason. Recently the Giants have found a bit of a running game, but that will need to get better in the Playoffs. "It's Week 17, we should be mentally sound". We just have got to keep grinding and try to finish a little bit better than we did a year ago, at 9-6-1 and 4-2 in the division, which would be good. If they can not get it, they will not play another one until the preseason begins in August. Since then, Ben McAdoo said the Giants starters will play all four quarters. The Giants have not won 11 games in a season since 2008 (12-4). "The storm has finally settled down, which is awesome", Norman said.
Washington's initial offensive series lasted just three plays, though, before Tress Way came on to punt. By being stopped there, the Redskins will have to focus on the run game, which hasn't been as strong as the passing this year (14th in the league, as opposed to 2nd).
The big picture always included Super Bowl LI in Houston, but the attention from meeting to meeting, drill to drill and play to play is always on the task at hand - "be where your feet are", McAdoo insists, carrying over a theme from Tom Coughlin's final season as head coach in 2015. The fifth-round draft pick from UCLA has run for 45, 56 and 68 yards the past three games on 41 carries, a 4.12 yard average.