It is more than just a game this Sunday for the Washington Redskins. The NFC East rival New York Giants are in town. Both teams enter the Monday Night Football showdown with high expectations following big wins in Week 12.
When the teams met in Week 7, the Redskins were ahead 23-20 with less than two minutes remaining in the game. Suddenly, Giants QB Eli Manning connected with WR Victor Cruz on a 77-yard TD pass to give the Giants the lead and eventually the win, 27-23.
The Skins were unable to pull out the victory and lost their first and only NFC East game of the 2012 season.
Much has happened since then, as the teams get ready for their second matchup on Dec. 3. Here are five keys to victory for the Redskins if they are to avenge their loss and remain in the NFC East battle.