New York Giants @ Washington Redskins – Monday December 3, 2012 8:30PM EST
The New York Giants has put itself in a vulnerable position as the season enters the last five games. The NFL betting experts have watched the Giants make many of the careless mistakes that almost cost the Giants a playoff spot the past two seasons. Giants’ receivers are dropping easy passes, quarterback Eli Manning is throwing dumb interceptions and the Giants’ running backs are fumbling the football. In the meantime, the New York defense is showing that it is having problems containing the opposing running game and it is giving up big plays in the passing game as well. Some fans are used to these mistakes from the Giants and feel confident that the Giants can overcome these mistakes, as the team always has, and make the playoffs. Others feel that it is too close to the playoffs to be making these mistakes.
The sports betting experts in Washington can see the development of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III happening as the season progresses. The Redskins is still making mistakes with the ball and taking bad penalties, but the team really appears to be coming together as the season moves forward. The future is bright in Washington, and the Redskins can take an important step in its development by pulling off this big win over the New York Giants.
New York Giants
The problems for the Giants seem to start at the beginning of the games and do not get any better as the game wears on. The biggest problem the online betting experts are noticing is the significant amount of dropped passes by New York receivers. The most disturbing offender is primary wide receiver Victor Cruz. Quarterback Eli Manning used to be able to dump the ball up the middle to Cruz and Cruz would take that pass for another 10 or 15 yards. Lately, Cruz has been dropping those short passes, and the breakdown of the Giants’ offense seems to follow these critical dropped passes.
Head coach Mike Shanahan and the football betting fans in Washington know that the Redskins is really close to a playoff spot this season. If the Redskins win this game over the Giants, then the Redskins would be 6-6 and the Giants would be 7-5. A couple of more unlucky bounces for the Giants and a few lucky breaks for the Redskins and Washington could be leading the division. The Redskins can see its opportunity in this game, and the team is going to play hard to grab it.
The Bottom Line
New York fans are used to the Giants making the playoffs by the slimmest of margins, but that could backfire this season on New York if it is not careful. These Redskins want a playoff spot, and Washington knows that its best chance of getting a playoff spot is to win the NFC East.
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Pick: Washington Redskins