New York Giants Face-Off with Washington Redskins on Primetime

Travis Rand@@TMoney108Correspondent IDecember 18, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 13: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants holds the ball while playing against the Philadelphia Eagles at Giants Stadium on December 13, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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One of the biggest talks in the offseason will be what hall of fame coach the Redskins will add to their team after they fire current head coach, Jim Zorn.

What baffles me is how well Jim Zorn has done since getting offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis away from his Bingo gig.

The Redskins have recently lost extremely tight games, and with these close losses being wins, they could have had a real shot at the playoffs

Week Three: @ Detroit, Lost by 5
Week Five: @ Carolina, Lost by 3
Week 11: @ Dallas, Lost by 1
Week 12: @ Philadelphia, Lost by 3
Week 13: New Orleans, Lost by 3 in OT

That's pretty insane when you really think about it. Five games decided by a TD or less, and that's not even tossing in their game against the Kansas City Chiefs, where they lost by eight.

The lesson here is that the Giants need to go into Washington on Monday night and fight with a passion that they haven't displayed in any other game this year except the games against the hated Cowboys.

The ground game needs to get on its feet and it needs to happen soon, or I'm going to be jumping on these bandwagons of mock drafts that have Big Blue taking CJ Spiller. The secondary needs to improve as well, and learn to simply STAY on the No. 1 receiver especially when they have a tendency to score long TD's [See Jackson, DeSean].

The only improvement more important is that of the front four. Pressure needs to be put on Campbell, who has been playing surprisingly well as of late.

Manning needs to keep on doing exactly what he has been, which is playing like a man trying to live up to nine figure contract. Hakeem Nicks, Steve Smith, and Kevin Boss need to grab some more Stickum before heading out onto the field, because having drops on third down killing a drive is something this team can't handle at this point.

In conclusion, Dallas is almost a guaranteed loss at New Orleans this week. Maybe if they game was in Texas it may be a little different, but I just don't see the Saints losing, especially in a primetime game at home.

The Giants squeezing out a victory on Monday could put them in a tie with Dallas for the wild card spot, and the G-Men obviously have the tiebreaker after beating them not only once but twice.

The Giants can turn around their season with a win on Monday, and need to make a big playoff push to have a chance in the postseason. I have faith. Do you?


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