NFL Picks Week 13: Robert Griffin III Will Lead Redskins to Victory over Giants

David Daniels@TheRealDDanielsSenior Writer IDecember 3, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 22:   Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins throws the ball against the Dallas Cowboys during a Thanksgiving Day game at Cowboys Stadium on November 22, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Robert Griffin III makes the Washington Redskins easy to pick in their Week 13 showdown with the New York Giants.

When the NFC East rivals faced off in Week 7, RGIII recorded 347 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns.

Four Redskins turnovers—two by Griffin—cost them the ballgame.

On Monday night, there’s no reason to expect any less of a dazzling performance by the most exciting player in the NFL, but there is cause to believe the team’s turnover woes won’t recur.

Since the Skins’ bye week, Griffin hasn’t just played like an Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate, he’s performed like a player who’s in the discussion for MVP as well.

Against the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, he completed 32 of 42 passes for 504 yards and eight touchdowns. He also added 113 more yards on the ground.

In those displays of dominance, Griffin turned the ball over just once. In fact, his one interception against the Cowboys was the team’s lone turnover in those two contests.

As long as the Redskins continue to fall on their fumbles, they’ll continue to roll.

While the Giants did just hold Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers to just 10 points last week, they’ve shown susceptibility this season. Occasionally, New York will impose its will on opponents. At least in the regular season, though, it doesn’t do so consistently. It fields just the 23rd-ranked defense in the league in yards allowed.

New York’s defense should be bracing itself for RGIII, and it is.

Kimberly Jones of reported that Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck said of the Redskins’ rookie: “I am pretty mad at the football gods for putting him in the NFC East. To face that guy twice a year is going to be a headache.”

Griffin has become a must-watch player this season. In a must-win game on the grandest regular season stage, Monday Night Football, RGIII will continue to live up to the hype.

With the FedExField crowd behind him, he’ll lead the Skins to victory. 

David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.