'99 Skins stunned Giants at home 50-21. photo courtesy of sbnation.com

Is the Giants game a win-win situation for the Redskins?

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For the last decade, the Giants have been the toughest team for the Redskins to beat. It’s strange that we enjoy beating Dallas more, when the Giants have taken 16 of the last 22 games against us. A win this Sunday would give the Redskins their first sweep of the Giants since 1999, and would give the team and their fans some confidence that the Giants’ dominance against us is over. In 1999, Norv Turner was our head coach, Champ Bailey was our star rookie, Brian Mitchell was still returning kicks for us, Stephen Davis and Michael Westbrook were our offensive leaders, and the team went deep into the playoffs. That seems like a lifetime ago. A sweep of the hated Giants would mean a lot to everyone, especially Daniel Snyder, but some believe we should save it for next year. I’m opposed to throwing a game for draft status or any other reason, but if we happen to lose this weekend, it’s not going to sting as badly as the past losses to the Giants. Right now, there are five other teams with 4-9 records, two of which need quarterbacks. Winning this week could mean the difference in getting the second best quarterback in the draft, or the fourth best. It’s also likely that a win would put Dallas back in first place, as they take on the struggling Tampa Bay Bucs. None of us want to see Dallas win the division, and if you do, the rest of us would like to slap you in the face. I always want to see my Skins win, especially against a division foe, but a loss on Sunday would not be devastating. Just this once.

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