Washington Redskins: 10 Keys to Victory Against the New York Giants

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Washington Redskins: 10 Keys to Victory Against the New York Giants
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The NFC East is for the New York Giants' taking. They are the defending champions; Eli Manning is playing at an MVP level, and their pass rush could give opposing offenses nightmares.

On the contrary, the Washington Redskins handedly beat the Super Bowl champions twice last year with starters such as Rex Grossman, Willie Smith, Maurice Hurt, Donte’ Stallworth and Rocky McIntosh.

Based off of that personnel, the Redskins are going into New York with expectations of extending their winning streak against the Giants.

However, I can only assume that the Giants are going to be coming with a huge chip on their shoulder after two embarrassing losses.

The 'Skins have had to wait for seven weeks to face a division opponent, and words cannot express the importance of division play.

You want to go to the playoffs? Beat your division opponents. That has been a fundamental issue for the Redskins for over a decade.

When it comes down to it, do I think the Redskins will win this game? I do not (of course, I hope I’m wrong), but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a shootout come Sunday afternoon.

Truth be told, the Giants are a better football team than the Redskins. While the Redskins are aiming towards relevancy, the Giants have aspirations to defend their Super Bowl title.

Either way, this will be a close contest—just like most NFC East matchups. Below are my 10 keys for the Redskins to earn the upset victory.

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