Redskins-Giants: Preview and Prediction for the NFL Season Opener

Chris RadezSenior Writer ISeptember 1, 2008

Let's get this shindig started! I haven't been this ready for a season to start since...well...last season!

We get to kick off the 2008 season with a classic battle between the Redskins and "Defending Super Bowl Champion" New York Giants.

In the last five matchups between these two teams, the G-Men have been victorious three times, but have only scored two more total points. This could mean we're in for a close one...or it could mean absolutely nothing at all.

One stat that jumps out at me about this matchup is the rushing game. The Giants have rushed 147 times for 750 yards against the 'Skins in their last five matchups, while Warshington (yes, I spelled that right) has rushed 154 times for only 597 yards.

153 less yards on more attempts makes it blatantly obvious that the advantage goes to the Giants on the ground. If New York jumps out to an early could be a long game for the 'Skins' defense.

Let's see how the members of TSB have this one ending up.

House Of Steel: Giants

Revolution: Giants

encmetalhead: Giants

Amoroq: Giants

NEsince92: Giants

kfkorn: Giants

buffalo29: Giants

buffalogal1982: Giants

senna1a: Giants

Longballer: Giants

Korrupt: Giants

It appears as though the general consensus is that the defending champs will take care of business on Thursday. I guess we'll see how that turns out soon enough.


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