With a win tonight, Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin will move into a tie for 12th place on the NFL's all-time total victory list with 172.
Washington's top performers...QB Kirk Cousins is first in the NFL in passing yards per game with 339...Alfred Morris is fifth in the NFL in rushing with 253 yards...WR Pierre Garcon is tied for fifth in the NFL with 22 receptions. TE Niles Paul is second in the NFC in receiving YPG with 84.4...WR Andre Roberts is third in the NFL with 101 punt return yards...DE Ryan Kerrigan is tied for the league lead in sacks with Chicago's Willie Young with four.
Giants' top performers...QB Eli Manning will be making his 154th consecutive regular season start, the longest such streak in the NFL among active players...RB Rashad Jennings is third in the NFL in rushing with 286 yards. CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is second on the NFL in passes defensed with six...Prince Amukamara's 22 tackles are second among CBs in the NFL behind Carolina's Antoine Cason's 26...S Quintin Demps is fifth in the NFL in kickoff return yards with 174.
The Giants are tied for next to last in the NFL with Tampa Bay with -4 in turnover ratio. Only Kansas City (-5) is worse. The Redskins have a flat ratio: 3 takes/3 gives.
The Redskins are allowing 35 YPA on kickoff returns, the most in the NFL.
The Redskins have allowed six sacks thus far in 2014 while the Giants have allowed five.
The Giants have three INTs on the season while the Redskins have just one.
The Giants are tied with the 49ers for second in the NFL in passes defensed with 19 (Cincinnati is first with 23). The Redskins are 27th with just seven.
The Redskins are tied atop the NFL with the Jets and Jacksonville with ten sacks. The Giants are tied for 11th with seven.
The Redskins lead the NFC in red zone defense, only allowing opponents to score two TDs in seven trips (28.6%). The Giants are third with 5-for-11 (45.5%). The Giants have allowed their opponents to score points in all 11 trips however (5 TDs, 6 FGs).
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Washington is ranked second in the league in offense (444 YPG) and fourth in defense (allowing 282.7 YPG) while the Giants are ranked 25th in offense (319 YPG) and 22nd in defense (allowing 364.7 YPG).
During the Coach Coughlin era (2004-2014) the Giants have a record of 21-23 in primetime. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, a primetime game begins at 7 p.m. or later in the Eastern Time Zone.
Since 2006, the Giants have accumulated a 2-2 record on Thursday night with wins coming against the Redskins (9/4/08 – 16-7) and at Carolina (9/20/12 – 36-7).
Head Coach Tom Coughlin is 15-8 in regular season games vs. the Redskins. In his most recent matchup, Coughlin’s Giants defeated the Redskins, 20-6, at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 29, 2013. Against the rest of the NFC East, Coughlin is 12-11 (1-0 playoffs) vs. the Dallas Cowboys and 11-11 (0-2 playoffs) vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Giants are 34-26 (.567) in NFC East games under Coughlin, who is 74-58 (.578) in division games in his career.
In Week 3 the Giants rushed for a season-high, 193 yards. Since Head Coach Tom Coughlin took over the helm, the Giants are 21-1 when the team rushes for over 190 yards.