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New York Giants vs Washington Redskins takes place on Monday Night Football tonight with the Giants looking to take a big stride towards the divisional title with a win. This all-NFC East clash will not be easy though, and in form Robert Griffin III will be doing his upmost to help the Redskins overturn their rivals. The game is scheduled to start at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Some pundits are claiming that Griffin III has almost single-handedly dragged the Redskins back into a playoffs race. He has been immense in recent weeks and is striking fear into opposition teams.
The Giants defeated the Redskins earlier this season in their Oct. 21 match up, and that loss sparked a run of three straight losses for Washington. However, in the past two weeks they have suddenly com back and claimed two comprehensive wins against two big teams.
Griffin III has led the way as the Redskins smashed the Philadelphia Eagles 31-6 and the Dallas Cowboys 38-31. Those wins have allowed the Redskins to pull themselves back up to a 5-6 record, and another win today would bring them to .500 and tie with the Cowboys on 6-6 for second place in the NFC East.
A win today would also put the Redskins in the fight for the divisional title and would leave them just one game out from first placed New York Giants.
No game against the Giants is ever easy though, and New York are coming into this game fresh off a massive win against the Green Bay Packers. That 38-10 destruction of the Packers halted a two game losing streak for the Giants. They had been hugely disappointing against the Bengals in mid-November, losing 31-13, but a bye week allowed them to regroup and their result against the Packers shows whatever they did over that rest period certainly worked.
That big win against the Packers will have revived the Giants, and they will be coming into this game confident of taking down the Redskins.
The last meeting between these two sides was hugely entertaining and had a dramatic finale. If they can put on another exciting show again tonight this could be a great one for the neutrals as well as the hardcore Giants and Redskins fans.
New York Giants vs Washington Redskins is scheduled to start at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.