Now don’t get me wrong Eli is a good quarterback but he is no Peyton Manning or for that matter Michael Vick and by that I mean he does not scare me at least not that much I should say.
Eli for pretty much most of his career has been known for making the mental mistakes and turning the ball over. Even this season he has thrown at least 1 interception in 7 games and of those 7 games he threw multiple interceptions in 6 of them. Whether it be his interceptions (16 on the season) or his trouble holding on to the ball (7 fumbles) he has given opponents chances they should not have had. The key for the Redskins will be to take advantage of any chances he may give them and by this I mean convert them in to points.
So far the Giants offensive line despite having to deal with injuries has kept Eli from being sacked that often however I feel Orakpo has the advantage over whichever Giants left tackle that will be in. This should help the Skins get the occasional pressure on the qb if not a couple sacks. Also I see the injuries to Nicks and Smith playing a big part this week in favor of the Redskins. I know that Manning did play well last week despite not having Nicks or Smith in the game but this could be the week that the injuries to those two catch up to the Giants because outside of Manningham the Giants really just don’t have any proven talent at wide receiver.
I don’t think the Redskins will completely shut down the Giants passing game but I do think it will not be a main factor as to whether the Redskins lose or not. For me what worries me the most for the Redskins is trying to stop the Giants running game and secondly and probably most important the Redskins being able to actually get things going on offense themselves.
My prediction the Redskins manage to keep the Giants offense from putting up too many points on the board but if the Skins offensive line don’t step up they will still not be able to match it. So Giants will win in a somewhat low scoring game