2012 Week 13 5* NFL Pick: Giants -3

With the Rams beating the Niners, it is not surprising that the experts believe that RGIII, 104.6 rating on 8.21 yards per attempt, can rebound from the Week 7 defeat. The WASHINGTON REDSKINS are on a 4-0 run ATS versus the New York Giants; the Giants last 3 point victory coming back in 2011. The challenge for RGIII has been 3rd down; the Redskins converting on only 32% of their 3rd downs in 2012. With its own defense allowing a 43.2% 3rd down percentage and nearly 400 yards per game, the Redskins 28th ranked Home passing defense will struggle to contain Manning and a Giants offense that is averaging 400 yards per game. With the Giants averaging only 315 yards in their last five games, the Giants will have to avoid the costly turnovers, specifically interceptions, that plagued them prior to their big victory versus Green Bay.


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  1. LOSER>>Giants 16 – REDSKINS 17>>Landover, MD (Sports Network) – Robert Griffin III posted the biggest win of his rookie season as his touchdown pass in the fourth quarter helped Washington edge New York, 17-16, in an NFC East battle at FedEx Field. With the win, the struggle for the top spot in the division got a little closer as the Giants (7-5) now hold just a one-game lead over the Redskins (6-6) and Cowboys, who defeated the Eagles on Sunday night. Griffin passed for 163 yards on 13-of-21 attempts and added 72 yards on five carries as Washington won its third straight, all against division opponents. Alfred Morris carried the ball 22 times for 124 yards while Pierre Garcon caught eight passes for 106 yards and a touchdown in the win. Eli Manning was 20- for-33 with 280 yards and a touchdown and Martellus Bennett had five catches for 82 yards and a score for the Giants, who have dropped three of their last four. Ahmad Bradshaw totaled 103 yards on 24 carries along with two catches for 13 yards and Victor Cruz grabbed five passes for 104 yards in the loss.

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