Every week, our regular game predictions will be released on game day. That leaves Saturday for our bold predictions column.
After a bye week, it's time to get back on track.
Onto Week 12 as the Giants take on Washington:
1. Giants notch season-high 4 sacks
Coming off a season-best three-sack performance against New England in Week 10, the Giants defense has a chance to build on that momentum Sunday at Washington. Jason Pierre-Paul had a fourth sack negated by penalty, and he may have a chance to face off against injured Redskins tackle Trent Williams, who is questionable to play with a bruised knee. Williams, one of the best in the NFL, will have his hands full battling with JPP through an injury. That should also open the door for other Giants rusher to get to Kirk Cousins.
2. Darka becomes Giants' first 100-yard rusher
No Giants running back has eclipsed 100 yards on the ground this season -- until this one. Orleans Darkwa, who leads the backfield in yards-per-carry average since bursting onto the scene in recent weeks, will gash Washington. The Redskins have allowed more than 100 yards rushing in six consecutive games dating back to Week 5.
3. Rodgers-Cromartie gets his 2nd pick-6
Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie leads the Giants with three interceptions, including a pick-six he notched back against the Cowboys in Week 7. Maybe it's not a coincidence, but Rodgers-Cromartie's pick-six came the second time he faced the Cowboys this season. Well, DRC is set to see Cousins and Washington a second time. With Prince Amukamara back in the lineup, DRC could receive more throws in his direction, and he will capitalize.
4. Nicks finds a role in the offense
Hakeem Nicks, who ranks ninth in Giants history in receiving, is back with the team after it was announced Victor Cruz would not return in 2015. Nicks offers a different skillset than Cruz, whose role has been filled by Dwayne Harris in recent weeks. Still, Nicks was cast off by numerous teams across the NFL before finally signing with the Giants. He's there for leadership more than he is for his receiving ability, but Nicks will find a role in this offense -- whether it's on third downs or in the red zone.
5. Unga leads the Giants in tackles by the end of Sunday
Uani Unga has missed two games due to a neck injury, but still ranks fourth on the Giants with 34 tackles. Making his return on Sunday, Unga is going to make his presence felt with a double-digit tackle game and regain the team lead for tackles.