Two NFC East rivals will meet at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Both teams are coming off impressive Week 6 wins.
The Redskins knocked off the Minnesota Vikings 38-26 behind rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. The No. 2 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns, becoming the first rookie QB to rush for at least 100 yards and two touchdowns in the Super Bowl era. With Washington clinging to a five-point lead and facing a third-and-six with less than three minutes remaining, Griffin sealed the victory with a 76-yard touchdown run.
“When Robert gets in top gear, it’s like watching a track meet,” says wide receiver Santana Moss. “And he’s not coming in second.”
New York is coming off a 26-3 victory at San Francisco. The Giants recorded at least six sacks and three interceptions while holding an opponent to three points or fewer for the first time since November 24, 1985. Safety Antrel Rolle had two interceptions for the defense and running back Ahmad Bradshaw powered the offense with 116 rushing yards and a touchdown. The Giants are now 10-0 when Bradshaw reaches the 100-yard mark.
“That was a good, tough, hard-nosed football game, like we expected it to be,” says Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. “It was a very good football game for our team. Here we go now with division games coming up a couple weeks in a row.”
- courtesy NFL Media