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We already know that Jason Pierre-Paul, Trumaine McBride and Corey Webster have been ruled out for Sunday?s contest in Washington against the Redskins.

So it?s up to defensive coordinator Perry Fewell to optimize the pieces he does have healthy in order to contain Robert Griffin III and the Redskins? offense.

RG III has been hampered himself by injuries all season, but Fewell still considers him the same dynamic player that he showed he can be last season.

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The NFL will release its schedule tonight at 8 p.m. In honor of this annual occasion in which we mark our calendars and cancel plans in advance of the fall, here are the games we're looking forward the most in 2013.

1. Denver Broncos

It's not a question the most intriguing game of the 2013 schedule will be the Manning Bowl, pinning up brother against brother in one of the league's most cherished match-ups.

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Here is the latest on Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, who was injured in Washington's 24-14 playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday.

From Rich Tandler of CSNWashington:

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his right knee,according to a report on ESPN.com. The good news in this is that it appears that Griffin will not miss any regular season games as a result of the injury.

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Good morning. The first Monday in many months we come to you with very little Giants-related news. A little depressing, I know.....

**The Giants announced over the weekend they were no longer going to hold training camp at the University of Albany. Camp will be held at the Timex Performance Center beginning this summer. We like this move. I had said last summer that the Albany trip was becoming inconvenient for everyone: players, coaches, the team and the media. The fans were the only ones who benefited. It no longer made sense from financial and logistics perspectives to uproot the entire infrastructure for 14 practice sessions.?

**Marc Ross, the team's director of college scouting, will interview for the Jets' GM vacancy today and for the same position with the Panthers tomorrow. In both cases, Ross would be inheriting the prior regime's head coach: Rex Ryan with the Jets and Ron Rivera in Carolina. Both owho ners have stated the coaches would be back in 2013.

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It always seems that every time the Giants have a chance to lock up the NFC East earlier than the final week of the season, they falter.

Monday night?s 17-16 loss continues this trend, as the defense couldn?t stop Washington?s rushing attack.

The Redskins came into the game ranked second in the NFL with 162.9 rushing yards per game, and they shattered that mark, rushing for 207 yards with an average of 6.7 yards per carry. The majority of these runs were right up the middle.

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When you looked at the Giants' schedule after the bye, you immediately saw they were going up against some of the best QBs in the league the final six games.

They started off by bashing the Packers' Aaron Rodgers, who is considered by many to be the game's best. ?They still have ahead of them Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Baltimore's Joe Flacco, the golden boys of the 2008 NFL Draft who have developed into stars. Oh yeah, they have to face Drew Brees, too.

The one player that did not immediately stick out was Washington's Robert Griffin III. Maybe it's because he's a rookie and the Giants beat him in their first meeting.

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The Redskins (5-6) and the Giants (7-4), both coming off big-time wins in Week 12, are now set for Round 2 in the nation's capital Monday night.

Washington is one of four teams vying for the sixth and final spot in the playoffs, while New York can all but lock up the division by trumping their divisional rival.

Of course, what's standing in the way of a Giants victory is RGIII, who is coming off of a four-touchdown performance against Dallas on Thanksgiving. The jaw-dropping rookie has played like a veteran, and for Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, his maturity his driving his outstanding play.

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from SNYGiants special contributor Matthew Cohen

I've always felt that athletic quarterbacks had a place in the NFL and were hindered by the conservatism of NFL coaches. We've seen many athletic quarterbacks come into the NFL (Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb, Randall Cunningham, Vince Young, etc.) and, in my opinion, they were never properly utilized. How many times did we hear announcers repeat the dogma: he has to learn to be a pocket passer or he'll never succeed in the NFL. All of that running was ok if a pass play broke down but it was otherwise foolish and dangerous.

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In Peter King's weekly "Morning Morning Quarterback" column in Sports Illustrated, he contrasted Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III with the Giants' Eli Manning.

King notes that Manning is becoming the most clutch quarterback in the league, and then adds that despite a talented collection of players behind center in the NFC East, RGIII v. Manning has the potential to be the best.

And yet, there's Eli to win another game late. Eli Manning is decidedly the anti-RGIII, a pocket guy who can escape trouble but not make a living at it. What Manning does is precisely what he did after Griffin strafed the Giants: He threw a perfect arcing shot to Victor Cruz, splitting two Washington defenders, for a 77-yard winner. Manning is amazing. Fourth quarter after fourth quarter -- Patriots, Niners, Packers, Redskins, whoever -- it doesn't matter. There is no quarterback in the NFL in the same league as Manning when the game's on the line. And for a kid, Griffin's pretty clutch himself.

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I?m pretty mad at the football gods for putting him in the NFC East. To face that guy twice a year is going to be a headache.....A guy like him, I don?t think there is anybody in the league just like him. If I was going to run that offense and they asked me to pick between Vick, Cam Newton, the RGIII, I?m probably taking that guy.
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?Rex [Grossman] told me in the locker room there are some games you should have lost that you won and some games you should have won that you lost,? he said. This is definitely one we should have won.....We?ve got to keep pushing forward.? RGIII as per Rich Tandler, RealRedskins.com (photo: AP)
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Giants? defensive tackle Chris Canty was activated from the PUP list today in anticipation of tomorrow?s game against the Washington Redskins.

As a corresponding move, the team placed running back Da? Rel Scott on injured reserve.

With Rocky Bernard still out with a quadriceps injury, Canty?s return comes at an opportune time. Rookie Marcus Kuhn has played well in Canty?s absence, but maybe the veteran Canty will stabilize a defensive line coming off a good week.

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Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell held his weekly press conference yesterday, fielding questions about the Redskins and the sudden revitalization of the defensive line.

Fewell said his defense was more focused against the 49ers than any other game this season. They'll need a similar sort of approach when talented rookie Robert Griffin III comes to town.

"You have to be aware of the quarterback. You?re always aware of him, but with guys that are mobile quarterbacks, you become more aware. Your senses arise a lot more. They can take off at any time and so it takes a lot of discipline in your rush lanes. It takes a lot of discipline in your run lanes and so that?s the main thing is that you?re more aware that this guy can take off and go on you at any point in time."
Mathias Kiwanuka was one of the main contributors last week. The linebacker found himself at his natural position, defensive end, where he recorded two tackles and one of the team's six sacks.

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When the St. Louis Rams agreed to trade their No. 2 overall pick to the Washington Redskins prior to this spring?s NFL Draft, I cringed because I knew exactly what it meant.

The Indianapolis Colts were slated all along to draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 pick, so the trade now signified that the Redskins would take Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.

That?s exactly how it played out, and Griffin III is off to a fast start in his NFL career.

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Finally, the Giants defensive front got consistent pressure on an opposing quarterback. Ironically, this strong up-front performance came against arguably the league?s best offensive line in the San Francisco 49ers.

Of note, the Giants did an impeccable job stopping the run against the league?s top rushing team.

On a good number of plays, Jason Pierre-Paul, normally a defensive end, lined up at the defensive tackle position. Maybe it was just being able to see the game from a different angle, but JPP seemed to thrive in this role, recording three tackles, two sacks and a pass deflection.

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Colts Owner Jim Irsay knows more than anyone else in this league how far a franchise QB can carry a team. After all, Peyton Manning took his team to two Super Bowls and put Indianapolis on the map as a major NFL city.

With the first pick in this year's NFL Draft he's got two more franchise QBs staring him right in TE face. It was originally thought that Stanford's Andrew Luck was a shoe-in, but the Heisman Trophy winner - Baylor's Robert Griffin III - has shown recently that he may be worthy of the top pick, too. His pro day was a knockout.

Irsay was so impressed, he began to ponder if Griffin should be the pick rather than Luck, even telling ESPN's Michael Wilbon that the pick is "up on the air."

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, Andrew Luck, RGIII
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