The New York Giants travel to play the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Monday Night Football. The Giants already defeated their NFC East rivals, 27-23, in Week 7.
The Giants (7-4) lead the all-time series against the Redskins (5-6), 92-63-4, including winning 10 of the last 13 against Washington. The Giants have also won the last four meetings between the teams on Monday Night Football.
The Giants will be the first NFL team to get a second chance to play Redskins rookie quarterback sensation Robert Griffin III. New York's defense sacked Griffin three times and picked him off once in the first meeting but he played well enough to keep pace with Giants signal-caller Eli Manning. Manning ended the wild game that saw seven lead changes with a game-winning 77-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz with 1:13 remaining.
With three touchdown passes last week, Eli Manning passed Phil Simms to become the Giants all-time leader in passing touchdowns with 200. Manning has thrown 19 of those touchdowns in Monday night games and he has a 7-3 record playing on Monday night. RGIII will be playing in his first Monday night game but has thrown for four touchdown passes in each of his last two games, has completed 67.4 percent of his passes in 2012 and has rushed for six touchdowns this season.
If the playoffs started today, the Giants would be the fourth seed in the NFC while the Redskins would be out of the playoffs. The Redskins are chasing the Seahawks (7-5) for the final Wild Card spot in the NFC.
Game Date/Time: Monday, Dec. 3 ; 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
TV Schedule: ESPN
Giants vs Redskins 2012: New York Looks to All But Close Door on NFC East on Monday Night Football (via sbnbigblueview)