Robert Griffin III

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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Shortly after canceling his scheduled visit with the New York Giants, free-agent quarterback Pat White has planned a meeting with the Washington Redskins, likely his next landing spot, according to CBS Sports.

White was slated to meet with the Giants, his second visit after spending time in San Francisco last week. But after the 49ers traded for Colt McCoy to back up Colin Kaepernick, the need for White quickly dissipated.

The Giants already re-signed Eli Manning's longtime backup David Carr, though it was presumed White could fit the role of read-option/Wildcat quarterback in Kevin Gilbride's offense.

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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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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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Fourth Quarter:

- Alfred Morris is running like a man possessed after his fumble in the redzone.

- Missed tackles by the defense and precise throws by RGIII are carving apart this Giants defense. The Redskins amke it look easy and capture the lead with their first drive of the 4th quarter.

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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 Giants and Redskins will square off for the second time this time. It took a late Eli Manning to Victor Cruz touchdown pass to give the Giants a victory in the first matchup.

Robert Griffin III displayed his electric style of play, and the rookie will get a chance to avenge that loss on Monday night.

But if history repeats itself, which is never a guarantee in the NFL, Griffin III will be handed his second straight loss to Manning.

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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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The Giants' 27-23 win over the Redskins came in true Eli Manning fashion -- a fourth-quarter comeback.

There's something about Manning and the fourth quarter. With Tom Brady's performance yesterday, it's hard to argue against Manning as being the most clutch quarterback in the league right now.

Sorry, Peyton.

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The Giants? defense got bailed out late on Eli Manning?s touchdown strike to Victor Cruz to give the G-Men a 27-23 victory.

But without that play, this game would have gone down as an incredible disappointment, especially defensively. Luckily for the Giants, the Redskins lost the turnover battle, committing four after only having five total in the previous six games.

All week, the Giants focused on stopping rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Redskins? powerful running game. However, the Redskins turned in a stellar rushing performance, led by the team?s other rookie Alfred Morris, who rushed for 120 yards including 94 in the first half.

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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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Welcome to the NFL, rookie.

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will face arguably the greatest test of his young career when he lines up against the Super Bowl champions Sunday.

RGIII has revitalized the Skins' offense, though it comes at a time when the Giants' defense is beginning to click.

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Tom Coughlin knows better than most his Giants have trouble with the Washington Redskins. Last year, the Giants lost both games to Mike Shanahan's club. The Skins went on to win only five games while the Giants ended up in the Super Bowl.

That was then. This is now. The Redskins have changed some things around since then, to put it lightly. ?They put together a package of picks before the draft and sent it to the Rams for the second overall pick. ?They used the pick to select the Heisman Trophy winner - Baylor QB Robert Griffin III.

All "RGIII" has done is make the Redskins relevant again. He can pass, he can throw and he can lead. He's the total package and he's made the Redskins' offense nearly unstoppable.

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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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Antrel Rolle is rarely shy when it comes to putting things ... bluntly.

When asked about the quarterback he and his defense face next, Robert Griffin III, Rolle admits he has not seen too much tape of the rookie and former Heisman Trophy winner out of Baylor, but he is impressed.

"I've just seen highlights and this, that and the other," Rolle said on his weekly spot on WFAN this afternoon. "But, of course, they're different. They're two totally different quarterbacks and I think that their game as far as their offensive approach is extremely different. RGIII, as you know, he can run the ball. I think he runs the ball a lot more than Michael Vick. I mean, he's a fast guy. He has a very, very strong arm and I think he's an all-around quarterback and he's going to get better with time."
RGIII leads the NFL with a completion percentage better than 70 percent. He owns the third-best passer rating (100.5). He has tossed five touchdowns and just two interceptions, and ran for six scores.

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If you were to look at the NFC East standings, you would find the Giants in the cellar.

But based solely on what we?ve seen from these teams on the field and in their wins and losses, the standings do not accurately reflect where I expect these teams to be ? come say, Thanksgiving.

  1. 1.???? Philadelphia Eagles (3-1): This is essentially a formality. The Birds have the best record in the NFC East and recently beat New York. Wins over Baltimore and New York are hard to argue against, despite how close they were. October has just hit, and Michael Vick can still work out the wrinkles of the offense. LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are still three of the best playmakers in the league. And the defense has made tremendous strides under Juan Castillo from year No. 1 to 2.
  2. 2.???? New York Giants (2-2): The Giants could be 3-1 right now if not for a controversial play call and two missed field goals. The big question mark hovering over Big Blue, however, is that their two wins have come against Carolina and Tampa Bay, two teams that have struggled tremendously on the defensive side of the ball. Eli Manning will keep the Giants in most games, but Hakeem Nicks is a vital part of the offense and his presence will be missed. The banged up D will also hurt, especially by Week 6 when the Giants face a stretch of San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.
  3. 3.???? Dallas Cowboys (2-2): Let?s not drop the Boys to the worst team in this division because Tony Romo threw five interceptions on Monday night. Romo is still a top-10 quarterback, and this year the defense has been the best in the league defending the pass. In the bye week, I expect Jason Garrett to work out the kinks between Romo, Dez Bryant and the rest of the Cowboys offense. But their next five opponents ? Baltimore, Carolina, New York Giants, Atlanta and Philadelphia ? is a make or break stretch in their schedule.
  4. 4.??? Washington Redskins (2-2): The Skins are second in the standings after a month, and they?ve taken the D.C. area by storm. Robert Griffin III is exactly what fans and scouts expected ? a true pass-first quarterback who can make plays with his legs. And he?s doing it right away. Alfred Morris has been a pleasant surprise, too. But their defense is horrid. Opposing quarterbacks have averaged 326 yards v. the Skins, and that simply won?t cut it in this league. The Skins are definitely more competitive than they have been, but until their defense can amount to their offense it?ll be hard to keep pace in this division.

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Our man in Washington, Rich Tandler, discusses the pressures facing several Resdkins players this season. Rich outlines the the challenges for first-round selection QB Robert Griffin III and free-agent WR Pierre Garcon as well as the heat being turned up on LB Brian Orakpo and OL Trent Williams.....

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