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Week 16 was the complete microcosm of my season of picking. Let?s look at the games one-by-one.

I went with the Saints on the road over the Panthers, and until the last drive, I was sitting pretty. But of course, Cam Newton hits former Giant Domenik Hixon for a touchdown, which allows Carolina to cover the spread.

Then I take a gamble and bet against the Seahawks at home with the Cardinals. I was really just expecting the Cards to cover the 10.5-point spread, and not only did they do that, but they wound up winning the game. Go figure.

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From Tuesday's programming....

GEICO SportsNite breaks down the Giants' recent offensive woes, including Eli Manning's seven interceptions and the team's ground game.

http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=30674379&topic_id=21534094&tcid=vpp_copy_30674379&v=3

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  1. Jake Long LT - It's doubtful that the Giants would be able to clear enough cap to sign Jake Long to a contract but there are ways to manipulate cap that are beyond my grasp. The Giants #1 priority should be offensive line and a bookend Left Tackle to protect Eli Manning would give him a weapon more valuable than any wide receiver or running back.
  2. Leodis McKelvin CB - McKelvin fell out of favor with the Bills and was down graded to punt return and kick return specialist. McKelvin was at his best under Perry Fewell and coudl provide the Giants with added depth in the secondary.
  3. Brandon Albert RT - Albert's time in KC can be coming to an end if the team decides to take Luke Joeckel. Albert has said that he isn't willing to move to guard and that he is a Right Tackle. The Giants could use a tackle of his caliber on the right side and still pursue a young Left Tackle early in the draft.
  4. Dustin Keller TE - Keller will probably not make it far into free agency and the Jets shouldn't let him. Keller is the primary weapon on that offense and he deserves to be paid as such. If he does reach the open market the Giants could offer him a stable QB situation, which he's never had, and the ability to remain in NYC.
  5. Alan Branch DT - The Giants have a few young defensive tackles that must step up this year but a veteran like Branch would improve the unit greatly. He was the primary run stopper for the Seahawks this season and his pocket pressure on passing downs opened things up for their pass rushers.
  6. Jared Cook TE - Cook was the best kept secret in the NFL at times last season. His ability to stretch defenses vertically really opened up the Titans offense. He is a dependable target that could be paired with Bennett, if he returns, to form a formidable TE tandem.
  7. Jeremy Trueblood RT - Trueblood is the most logical pick up for the Giants in free agency. He has experience, he'd come in at a reasonable price, and he shares Coach Coughlin's Boston College ties. Trueblood would compete with the current lineman on the squad and be a leader for any young lineman drafted.
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Jared Kruger: Giants played their best defensive game last week against the Packers. RGIII showed the Giants what he is capable of in week 7. Something's gotta give. If the Giants continue to use the new 3 safety defensive strategy (which hinges on Kenny Phillips' status) they will be able to contain the long pass. The defensive line is a huge key to this game. They need to maintain gap control and it seemed they had a problem with RGIII in the pistol formations the first time around. Hopefully, they've solved that. Giants 28, Redskins 24

Sam Spiegelman: Tonight's match-up between New York and Washington should tell us a lot about both teams. Can RGIII outperform his fellow rookies, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck, who both helped their team to critical wins, and keep the 'Skins in the Wildcard race? Or will Eli Manning and the Giants defense carry over the momentum from last week's trouncing of Green Bay? Expect both offenses to have success, with the game coming down to which defense can make a critical stop at the right moment. In that case, given the performance last week, I expect that defense to be New York's. Giants 35, Redskins 31

Kel Dansby: The Giants have had a tough time against this Redskins team the past two seasons and RGIII gave the defense nightmares during their last match up. With that said, the Giants will play with a sense of urgency and Eli Manning will exploit the secondary of the Redskins to keep this game competitive. The Giants fall short on a 4th quarter comeback attempt and make the NFC East race competitive again. Redskins 30, Giants 27

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