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Giants Vs. Redskins: When Washington Has The Ball

(Sports Network) – Since 2001, Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb is 11-4 against the Giants, including the playoffs, and has won four starts in a row against New York. He aims for a third straight game versus the Giants with a 100-plus quarterback rating. In career games where he reaches that standard, McNabb’s teams are 46-2. In the no-name backfield, Keiland Williams is tied for the league’s rookie lead with five touchdowns and is the lone rookie in the NFL this year with two or more rushing and receiving scores. Wideout Anthony Armstrong has 25 catches for 545 yards, a 21.8-yard average that’s tops in the NFC, and has gotten a first down on 20 of those receptions. Veteran counterpart Santana Moss has three career games with three touchdowns, two of which have come against New York. In those two, he has 15 catches for 281 yards. Elsewhere, tight end Chris Cooley aims for a third straight game against the Giants with at least six catches and 68 yards. He’s third among NFL tight ends with 54 catches. No. 2 tight end Fred Davis had a touchdown catch in his last meeting with the Giants and one last week as well.

Giants end Justin Tuck has seven sacks in his past six meetings with the Redskins and pursues a seventh game in row against Washington with at least a half-sack. New York’s other starting end, Osi Umenyiora, aims for a third outing in a row against the Redskins with a sack and had a 37-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the teams’ 2009 meeting at the Meadowlands. Cornerback Terrell Thomas had a 14-yard interception return for a touchdown in his last encounter with Washington, while rookie end Jason Pierre-Paul had career-high two sacks and two forced fumbles in Week 12.