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Giants vs. Redskins Betting Preview – NFL Week 4

New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins Preview – Week 4 TNF

Start Time: Sunday, September 25th 2014 at 8:25pm ET
Stadium: FedEx Field in Prince George County, Maryland
Station: Watch Live on CBS

The Washington Redskins 1-2 (2-1 ATS) host the New York Giants 1-2 (1-2 ATS) on Thursday night football at FedEx Field. This is a big game for both teams, as they’re trying to keep pace with the Eagles (3-0) and Cowboys (2-1) in the NFC East.

Washington lost to the Eagles (37-34) in week 3, as the Redskins couldn’t stop the high-flying Philly offense. The Giants won against the Texans (30-17) and snapped their early 2-game losing streak. The defense played great and Eli Manning didn’t have a turnover.

Giants vs. Redskins Point Spread & Over/Under Lines

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This spread is unlikely to move much although I could see it dropping to –3 or –2.5 points in favor of the Redskins depending upon who the public sides with. I actually think the over/under of 45 points is low and will increase 2-3 points before kick-off.

Who’ll Win the Battle of the NFC East

Washington lost RGIII to injury again, but it may be a blessing in disguise. Kirk Cousins won’t beat opposing defenses with his speed, but he’s a great pocket passer. Cousins has completed 52 of 81 pass attempts for 677 passing yards, 5 TD’s and 1 INT.

The Redskins currently rank 5th in points scored (27.0 PPG), 3rd in passing (308.7 PYPG) and 9th in rushing (135.3 RYPG). Pierre Garcon and Desean Jackson are a great 1-2 punch at WR and they’ve combined for 36 receptions, 425 receiving yards and 2 TD’s.

Manning and the Giants offense hasn’t been nearly as impressive. The Giants are averaging 19.3 PPG (25th), 210.0 PYPG (21st) and 109.0 RYPG (18th). The offense looked much better last week against a tough Texans defense, which was a good sign for the future.

Rashad Jennings busted out with a breakout performance. Jennings gained 176 rushing yards and 1 TD on 34 carries. Victor Cruz also had a big game finally, as Cruz hauled in 5 receptions for 107 yards and 1 TD. Now the offense just has to find some consistency.

On defense I give the Redskins an edge over the Giants. I’ve actually been happily surprised with the Redskins defense, as they rank 11th in points allowed (21.3 PPG), 10th in passing yards allowed (218.0 PYPG) and 3rd in rushing yards allowed (64.7 RYPG).

The Giants defense stepped up last week and forced three turnovers, but overall they haven’t been that impressive. NYG is allowing 25.7 PPG (25th), 258.3 PYPG (22nd) and 106.3 RYPG (14th). With a weak offense those numbers will need to improve quickly.

This match-up will come down to whether or not the Giants can put pressure on Cousins. The G-Men have 7 sacks on the season and will need to make Cousins uncomfortable. If Cousins can sit in the pocket and find open receivers it’ll be a long day for the Giants.

Players to Watch in NYG @ WAS

The battle of the two TE’s is going to be important, as both have the ability to change the game.

Starting TE Jordan Reed is injured, but Niles Paul is playing great as his replacement. Paul has excellent hands, as he converted from WR to TE. Paul is 2nd on the team with 18 receptions and 253 receiving yards. He has also added a TD through the air.

Hardly anyone knew who Larry Donnell was prior to the season, but he has played great. Donnell is currently leading the Giants in receptions (18). He has picked up 182 receiving yards and 1 TD as well. He has been a popular target for Eli early in the season.

Giants vs. Redskins Predictions

The G-Men picked up their game last week at home and now will carry that momentum into FedEx Field. With as bad as last season went for the Giants they still managed to beat the Redskins 24-17 in Washington and 20-6 at home.

I expect the Redskins to be bet by the public to cover the point spread at home. The Redskins offense has been explosive and that’s what the public remembers. I just have a funny feeling about this game and I expect the Giants to stifle the Redskins offense.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

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