The Washington Redskins will return to FedExField on Sunday for a pivotal divisional matchup in the NFC East when the team hosts the New York Giants. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.
Sunday’s matchup between the Redskins and Giants will mark the 174th overall meeting between the division rivals. The Giants are the Redskins’ most common opponent.
The Redskins trail the all-time series, 69-100-4. The teams have split a pair of postseason games, including a 28-0 Redskins victory in the 1943 Eastern Division playoff. A win on Sunday would give the Redskins their first regular season division sweep of against the NY Giants since 2011.
LEADER: Giants lead all-time series, 99-68-4
STREAKS: Redskins have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 10/28/18: Redskins 20 at Giants 13
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/23/17: Redskins 20, Giants 10
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GAME 13 OPPONENT
The New York Giants enter the game with first-year Head Coach Pat Shurmur getting a second look at the Redskins after a 20-13 loss in Week 8. The Giants own a 4-8 record, but have won three of their last four games.
Eli Manning is in the midst of his 15th season in the NFL, all of which have come with the Giants. Manning has missed just one game in the last fourteen seasons, and is a two time Super Bowl Champion. The veteran is 296-for-436 for 3,263 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Manning is on to pace to pass his season totals in passing yards and touchdowns last season.
Manning’s offense is full of explosive offensive players this season, including the 2018 2nd overall pick, running back Saquon Barkley. Barkley is off to not only one of the best seasons among rookies in the NFL, but also one of the best all-around seasons in the league. Barkley has rushed the ball 195 times for 954 yards and eight touchdowns, while also tallying 74 receptions for 602 yards and four touchdowns.
In addition to Barkley, Manning has the electric duo of Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepherd, to throw to. Beckham continues to be one of the astounding receivers in the league, with 77 receptions for 1,052 yards and two touchdowns. Beckham Jr. has also thrown for two touchdowns this season, becoming the first non-quarterback to accomplish the feat since Antwaan Randle El in 2010. Not to be out done, Shepherd is having a breakout campaign, notching 52 receptions for 638 yards and three touchdowns.
The tight end position has its own dynamic duo, with veteran Rhett Ellison and youngster Evan Engram. Engram has 23 receptions for 257 yards and two touchdowns, while Ellison has 23 receptions for a career high 254 yards and a touchdown.
On defense, the Giants are led by safeties Landon Collins and Janoris Jenkins, as well as linebacker Alec Ogletree. Collins has tallied a team high 96 tackles and a team high 67 solo tackles. Jenkins has notched 53 tackles, 11 passes defensed and two interceptions. Ogletree, in his first season in New York, has recorded 78 tackles, six passes defensed and four interceptions.
On special teams, second year kicker Aldrick Rosas has been one of the most consistent kickers in the league, going 26-of-27 from field goal range, including a career long of 57 yards. Rosas is also a perfect 21-for-21 on PAT’s.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
WATCH LIVE: Head coach Jay Gruden speaks to the media following practice Friday. https://t.co/GopqKkVCN5
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 7, 2018
WATCH LIVE: QB Mark Sanchez speaks to the media prior to practice Wednesday. https://t.co/9HX6gPTHGR
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 5, 2018
• QB MARK SANCHEZ aims to make 1st start since
11/26/15 (with Phi.). Passed for 292 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1
INT for 96.1 rating in last game vs. NYG (12/28/14 with Phi.).
• RB ADRIAN PETERSON rushed for 98 yards, incl. 90-
yard rush TD in Week 13. Has 16 TD runs of 50+ yards
& surpassed HOFer BARRY SANDERS (15) for most
such runs in NFL history. Has 106 career rush TDs, tied
with HOFer JIM BROWN (106) for 5th-most all-time. Has
13,132 career rush yards & needs 128 to surpass HOFer
ERIC DICKERSON (13,259) for 8th-most in NFL history.
Had season-high 149 rush yards & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in
• TE JORDAN REED had TD catch in his last home meeting
(1/1/17). Has 6+ catches & 70+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3.
Leads team with 54 receptions & 558 rec. yards in 2018. WR
JOSH DOCTSON has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 at home
vs. NFC East.
• LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 5 sacks, FF & PD in his past 3
at home. Aims for his 4th in row at home with sack & his 5th
in row at home with TFL. In his past 3 vs. NYG, has 5.5 sacks
& FF. In 7 career home meetings, has 5 sacks & INT-TD. CB
JOSH NORMAN had INT last week. Has 2 FFs, FR & INT
in his past 5 at home. Aims for his 4th in row vs. division with
PD. Is only NFL player with 10+ INTs (12) & 10+ FFs (11)
since 2014. LB MASON FOSTER ranks 2nd in NFC with
102 tackles in 2018, his 3rd-career 100-tackle season.
• QB ELI MANNING passed for 316 yards & TD in last
meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row on road vs. division with 275+
pass yards & 90+ rating. In his past 5 on road, has 1,507 pass
yards (301.4 per game) with 9 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 107 rating.
• RB SAQUON BARKLEY (rookie) rushed for 125 yards
in Week 13. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 954 rush yards & 1,556
scrimmage yards in 2018. His 954 rush yards are most by
rookie in franchise history. Aims for his 6th in row with 100+
scrimmage yards. Has 440 scrimmage yards (146.7 per
game) & 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 3.
• WR ODELL BECKHAM, JR. had TD catch & threw 49-
yard TD pass last week. Is 1st player since 1924 (EDDIE
KAW & BENNY BONTON) with multiple games with both
pass TD & rec. TD in single season. Leads team with 1,052
rec. yards this season & is only player in NFL history with
1,000+ rec. yards & multiple TD passes in single season.
Has 4 TD catches in his past 4. Had 8 receptions for 136
yards in last meeting. WR RUSSELL SHEPARD had 59
rec. yards & TD catch in Week 13.
• S LANDON COLLINS is only NFL safety with 90+ tackles
(96) & 4+ PD (4) in 2018. Has 27 tackles, sack & FF in his
past 3 meetings. LB ALEC OGLETREE had 10 tackles &
2 INTs, incl. 8-yard INT-TD last week. Has 4 INT-TDs since
2014, most among active NFL LBs. Rookie DL B.J. HILL
had career-high 3 sacks in Week 13. Ranks 3rd among NFL
rookies with 5 sacks this season.
— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) December 6, 2018
Matt Ioannidis is questionable to return this week. Ryan Anderson and Tony Bergstrom are out for #NYGvsWAS.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 7, 2018
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— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 6, 2018