The Giants need to punch Jason Campbell in the mouth on the first play of the game. Well not literally of course. But the Giants need to come out of the gate tough and ready to show the Redskins they mean business. That means big plays and execution in the red zone right from the get go, and agressive, hustling play throughout.
A victory versus the Redskins, a team New York should beat, would go a long way to erase the painful memories of this erratic season. The last thing Giants fans want to see is another wide open 45-38 slugfest with lackadaisacal tackling. Conversely, some backbone and toughness could radically change the psyche of this team.
The schizo G-Men have been impossible to figure out all year. Which personality from the Jeckyll and Hyde season emerges to play Washington is anyone's guess. Giant fans hope that with the playoff blood in the water, the Giants' inner sharks will come out. I believe they will.
I look for the Giants, who have been outscored 44-9 in the first quarter over the last eight games, to for once come out fast and furious. Giants capitalize on the disarray in our nation's capital to earn a 35-20 victory, and get their hands on that Wild Card ticket with the Cowboys loss to the Saints.
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Written by Mark Reichman