On Sunday, the Redskins travel to the Medowlands to take on the New York Giants, just one season after beating the eventual Super Bowl champs twice. This should be an intriguing match-up, and one that the Giants shouldn’t look over too quickly. Last year, Washington had no trouble, wrapping up both games with ease behind Rex Grossman. This year, the quarterback position is a little different, with Rookie of the Year candidate Robert Griffin III at the helm, making this game that much more interesting. Expect a lot to happen in this game, but here is five bold predictions, as this exciting divisional rivalry is renewed.
1) Bradshaw will be limited to 50 yards rushing
With hampering injuries through-out the season so far, Bradshaw is in no place to have a good day on the ground, and will be lucky if he leaves the game un-scathed.
2) Eli will pass for 300+ yards
To me, Eli Manning is the league MVP thus far in the season, and a putrid Washington secondary will do nothing to slow him down. Look for Eli to have an outstanding game.
3) Morris will have his best game with 150+ yards, 2 TD
The 6th round rookie back from FAU is not only a top ten rookie so far this season, he can also be considered A top running-back in the NFL. Morris has been a workhorse for the Redskins, and Griffin’s presence will open up holes for him
4) Kai Forbath will impress
With their 3rd kicker in less than a year, all Washington fans were hoping kicker Kai Forbath would do something special in his first professional game. The former UCLA kicker of the year did just that, nailing a 50-yard field goal in his first attempt. Look for his momentum to continue to help the team
5) Griffin III passes for 200+ yards, rushes for 100+ yards, game-winning drive
What is there to say here? Griffin has been playing like an MVP, and sure looked like one last week, picking apart a strong Viking defense in every way possible. The Giants are undoubtedly the toughest test for RG3 so far, but once again, he will remain calm and direct HIS team to victory.
Redskins 37, Giants 34