(Sports Network) – New York is a top 10 statistical performer in all major offensive categories, including points scored (25.2, sixth), total yards (387.0 ypg, third), passing yards (249.0, ninth) and rushing yards (138.0, sixth). Meanwhile, the Redskins are buried deep in the bottom tier on defense, landing 21st in points allowed (23.8 ppg), 32nd and last in total yardage allowed (400.9 ypg), 29th in passing yards surrendered (269.4 ypg) and 26th against the run (131.5 ypg).
Giants quarterback Eli Manning needs 179 yards to reach 3,000 for the sixth consecutive season and is the franchise’s only passer to accomplish such a feat in five straight years. He has won four starts in a row against Washington and seven of his past eight in the series. In these teams’ last meeting, Manning completed 19-of-26 passes for 268 yards with three touchdowns and a 144.4 rating. In the backfield, Brandon Jacobs has averaged 105.7 yards per game in his last three bouts with Washington, while running mate Ahmad Bradshaw had two rushing touchdowns in his last game against the Redskins and ranks fourth in the NFC in scrimmage yards with a career-high 1,147. Wideout Mario Manningham has two straight games against the Redskins with a touchdown catch of 25 yards or more. He had a 26-yard score in last week’s 24-20 win over Jacksonville and aims for fourth straight game at home with a score. Tight end Kevin Boss has scored a touchdown of over 30 yards in two straight home games, while wideout Derek Hagan had a 23-yard scoring catch his last time out against Washington.
For the Redskins, linebacker Brian Orakpo has 6 1/2 sacks in his last seven games and controversial defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth managed a sack in his last game against the Giants.