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Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants Odds and Free Picks

Written by Matt Stevens   
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 07:40

Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants PredictionsWashington Redskins @ New York Giants – Sunday October 21, 2012 1:00PM EST Join Now to Bet on this Game!

Every football betting expert has learned by now that you never bet against the New York Giants to make the playoffs and you never bet against the Giants once the team is actually in the playoffs. But it is those weeks leading up to the playoffs, commonly known as the regular season, where the Giants can be so frustratingly unpredictable. In week six, the Giants played a relentless game against a San Francisco 49ers team that could not withstand the defensive and offensive barrage that the Giants put out. But every Giants fan knows that New York has had problems with mobile quarterbacks all season, and that is why this week seven game against Washington is such a concern.

The best online betting sites are going to lean towards the Giants in this game because of New York’s performance in San Francisco last week and the fact that this is a home game.

But there is more to this game than meets the eye. In week six, Washington rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III finally showed how dangerous he can be when his talents are used properly as the Redskins beat the surprising Minnesota Vikings. The one thing that could really backfire on the Redskins is its pass defense, that had all kinds of problems with Christian Ponder in week six.


Washington Redskins

The online sportsbook experts understand the excitement in Washington over RG3’s performance in week six, but what gets lost in that excitement is the concern that should be voiced over the Washington pass defense. Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder was picked off twice, but he also threw for 353 passing yards and two touchdowns. The Redskins run the real risk of having its secondary picked apart by Eli Manning, especially in the fourth quarter. The Redskins will need to dial up the pass rush if it wants to have any chance of winning this game.

New York Giants

Considering how the New York defense has played against mobile quarterbacks this season, the Giants could be overmatched when it comes to defending RG3. The Giants’ defensive line will have no idea when RG3 will throw the ball, hand it off or take off running with it. The other problem is that the Giants really do not have any linebackers or defensive linemen that can run with RG3. Then again, a sportsbook review of the other 31 NFL teams shows that no team has a linebacker or defensive lineman that can run with RG3.

The Bottom Line

The Giants’ defense could be overmatched by the Washington offense and the Washington defense could be overmatched by the Giants’ offense. In this game, it will come down to which team can make the least amount of mistakes. Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning has shown the potential for having a really bad game after having a really good game. If that happens here, then it will be a long day for New York.

Read more about RG3’s performance so far this season versus expectations.

My Pick: Washington Redskins

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