2012 Week 7 5* NFL Pick: GIANTS -6

Dallas entered with one of the worst records versus the Giants at 1-3 SU and ATS, and at 3-1 SU and ATS, the Eagles had one of the best; the result was the same. The good news for Giants fans is that in 2011 the Giants were 2-0 SU and ATS in a game after a 10+ point victory; a big change from 2010 where they were 0-3 SU and ATS in the same situation. There is little outside of faith that points to the Giants winning today, and/or covering the point spread; the Giants going 0-2 SU and ATS versus the Redskins in 2011 in losing by over 13 points per game. We have the faith. With an upset of the Vikings as the Giants were defeating the 49ers, the game will come down to the Giants defensive line finding a way to contain Griffin, 100.5 rating, and a Redskins #2 ranked rushing attack averaging 166 rushing yards per game; the Redskins scoring the majority of their points in the second quarter. The 30th ranked Giants allowing 6.29 yards per play. If they are able to do so, there is little question that Manning, 94.9 rating, should be able to walk up and down the field versus a Redskins defense allowing 328.3 passing yards per game and 41% 3rd down conversion percentage; with neither of their special teams very special, this one could come down to one key turnover.

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  1. LOSER>>Redskins 23 – Giants 27>>East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Eli Manning tossed a 77-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz with less than two minutes remaining to send the New York Giants to a 27-23 triumph over the Washington Redskins in an NFC East clash on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. New York led 20-16 with 2:55 remaining, but Robert Griffin III led the Redskins on a 7-play, 77-yard scoring drive to grab the lead. Griffin converted a do-or-die 4th-and-10 by eluding a pair of New York defenders in the backfield before finding Logan Paulsen for 19 yards. After the two-minute warning, Griffin scrambled 24 yards into New York territory and two plays later, the rookie quarterback floated a 30-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss to give Washington a 23-20 edge. But in typical Manning fashion, the veteran signal-caller answered on the second play of New York’s ensuing drive, as he found Cruz streaking down the seam for the go-ahead score. The Redskins had one final try, but Moss fumbled the ball back to the Giants, who went into the victory formation to seal the win. Manning finished 26-of-40 for 337 yards and two interceptions, while Ahmad Bradshaw and Andre Brown each added a rushing score for the Giants (5-2), who have won three straight since a loss to NFC East-rival Philadelphia on Sept. 30. Griffin completed 20-of-28 passes for 258 yards, a pair of scores and one interception and Alfred Morris added 120 yards on 22 carries for the Redskins (3-4), who had won their last two meetings with the defending champions.

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