The New York Giants fresh off their 30-17 victory over the Houston Texans, face a short work week as they travel to FedEx Field to take on division rivals, the Washington Redskins. The Redskins lost a close affair to the Philadelphia Eagles 37-34 in a game marred by a fight and two ejections.
The New York Giants limped past the lifeless Washington Redskins 20-6 in the rainy Meadowlands. New York lost quarterback Eli Manning to an ankle injury late in the first half, but rode two Jerrel Jernigan touchdowns to the victory. The loss likely ends the Mike Shanahan-era in Washington.
As bad as the 2013 NFL campaign has gone for the New York Giants, give them credit, the team has not turned on each other or their coach. The Washington Redskins, on the other hand, are a textbook example of dysfunctional. Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins will get the start for Washington as the Redskins and Giants conclude their seasons at the Meadowlands.
On paper before the season, this game had all the makings of knock-down, drag-out affair as two bitter NFC rivals would meet for the first time in 2013. But reality got in the way for both the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins, as both teams have stumbled through the NFL season. Rather than playoff position, the only thing at stake is pride as theses teams meet on Sunday night.