The New York Giants will play the Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football tonight in a big all-NFC East clash. The Giants will try and keep their unlikely postseason dream alive with a win here, knowing that another loss at this stage would just about be the final nail in the coffin for their season. The game will start at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Giants lost a big game last week against the Dallas Cowboys and that has badly damaged their postseason hopes. They were on a four game win streak, and if they had been able to take down the Cowboys they would have pulled up alongside them and been right in the mix for the NFC East. However, they have fallen back now following that loss and need a win tonight to hang on to their slender hopes.
The Redskins are currently in the basement of the division with a 3-8 record, but if they can win here today then they will tie with the Giants on 4-7.
The Giants have been a different team in recent weeks since their 0-6 start to the season. They were surging but hit a wall against Dallas. However, they will have to shake that off and make sure they claim another win today.
They will need Eli Manning to have a big game today, and he must not give away the ball cheaply and try and make big inroads into the Redskins defense. So far this year Manning has struggled to really electrify his offense, and the Giants are ranked just 27th in the NFL for points scored per game, averaging 19.4 points.
For offense that are posting just 323.9 total yards per game, which ranks them 26th in the NFL.
Manning is 224 of 394 for 2,760 yards and 14 touchdowns.
The Redskins meanwhile need to snap their losing streak, and in recent weeks have lost 16-24 to the Philadelphia Eagles and 6-27 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Even though the Redskins are ranked 7th in total yards gained per game (391.9 yards on average), they have only been able to post 22.9 points per game, which ranks them a lowly 19th in the league.
They will rely on rush, where they are ranked first in the NFL, with 151.5 yards on the ground per game on average.
The New York Giants against the Washington Redskins will start at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the NBC network or online through free live stream by clicking here.