Game 16: Giants @ Redskins

When: Sunday January 1st @ 425 PM
Where: Fed Ex Field
Weather: Cloudy & 40’s with 20% chance of rain
Radio: SportsTalk 980
TV: FOX5 Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter)
Line: Redskins -7 (Over/Under 44.5 points)

WIN AND WE’RE IN!

The Redskins and Giants meet for the 168th time on Sunday afternoon at Fed Ex Field. New York leads the series all-time 97-66-4, but Washington has won the last two straight, including a 29-27 road win in September. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is 2-3 vs. the G-Men, while Giants rookie head coach Ben McAdoo is 0-1 vs. the Burgundy & Gold.

CBS has the doubleheader on Sunday, we get Baltimore @ Cincinnati @ 1 PM, followed by the national game, Oakland @ Denver. Dallas @ Philadelphia kicks things off on FOX @ 1 PM, with most of the nation treated to an NFC East doubleheader, including our game at 425 PM. (red on map)

Game 16 NYG

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Prime Time

Sunday Night: Green Bay @ Detroit (NBC)

GAME 16 OPPONENT

The New York Giants enter Week 17 with a 10-5 record and locked into second place in the NFC East and the first Wild Card position in the NFC playoffs. The 10-5 campaign comes a year after a 6-10 season in which the Giants finished third in the NFC East. This season is the team’s first under Head Coach Ben McAdoo.

Now in his 13th NFL season, quarterback Eli Manning has completed 360- of-571 pass attempts (63.0 percent) this season for 3,857 yards with 26 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He has recorded a passer rating of 86.2 this season.

Running back Rashad Jennings leads the Giants in rushing attempts (163) and rushing yards (541) and is tied with running back Orleans Darkwa for the team lead in rushing touchdowns (two each). Rookie running back Paul Perkins ranks second on the team with 91 carries for 354 yards.

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. leads the Giants in all receiving categories this season, adding 1,323 receiving yards on 96 receptions with 10 receiving touchdowns. Rookie wide receiver Sterling Shepard has contributed 62 receptions for 532 yards with eight touchdowns.

Safety Landon Collins has recorded a team-high 117 tackles (96 solo) this season, outpacing linebacker Jonathan Casillas, who has recorded 86 total tackles (58 solo). Collins also leads the Giants with five interceptions this season. Free agent signing Olivier Vernon has added a team-best 8.5 sacks this season.

Kicker Robbie Gould has converted 8-of-8 field goals and 19-of- 22 PATs since joining the Giants midseason. Punter Brad Wing has averaged 46.3 yards on 85 punts this season.

Wide receiver Dwayne Harris has served as the team’s primary return specialist in 2016. Harris has returned 22 kickoffs an average of 24.2 yards and has returned 23 punts with a 5.4-yard average.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

GAME NOTES

GIANTS: Clinched playoff berth…QB ELI MANNING has 1,500 pass yards (300 per game) & 12 TDs for 95.7 rating in past 5 meetings. Has 3,847 pass yards & needs 153 yards for 6th season with 4,000+ pass yards, most in franchise history…Rookie RB PAUL PERKINS had career-high 68 rush yards last week…In 4 career meetings, WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. has 35 receptions for 485 yards (121.3 per game) & 5 TD catches. Has 13 career games with 125+ rec. yards, most in player’s 1st 3 NFL seasons. Rookie WR STERLING SHEPARD has 8 TD catches, tied 3rd most by rookie in NYG history. Ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 62 receptions & 653 rec. yards. WR VICTOR CRUZ has 32 catches for 493 yards (98.6 per game) & TD in past 5 meetings…DE OLIVIER VERNON has 4 sacks in past 3 on road. DT DAMON HARRISON has 82 tackles, most by NFL DT. S LANDON COLLINS is only player with 5+ INTs (5) & 3+ sacks (3). Has 117 tackles, most by safety in franchise history…REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS ranks 2nd in NFL with franchise-record 4,630 pass yards, 2nd consecutive season with 4,000+ pass yards. Has 1,398 pass yards (279.6 per game) with 10 TDs & 3 INTs for 103.9 rating in past 5 at home…RB ROBERT KELLEY ranks 3rd among NFL rookies with 671 rush yards & ties for 2nd with 6 rush TDs. RB MACK BROWN had career-high 82 rush yards & TD last week…WR DE SEAN JACKSON has 327 rec. yards & TD in past 3. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with TD catch. WR JAMISON CROWDER has 3 TDs in past 4 at home. Since 2015, TE JORDAN REED leads NFC TEs with 16 rec. TDs…DE CHRIS BAKER aims for 3rd game in row vs. NYG with sack. LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 11 sacks, 2nd career season with 10+ sacks. CB JOSH NORMAN had 2 INTs last week. Has 48 PD since 2014, 2nd most in NFL.

INJURY REPORT

Cover Photo Courtesy Redskins.com