The New York Giants defeated the Washington Redskins, 24-13, in Week 15 to sweep the season series against their NFC East rival and improve to 5-9 with two games left.
On another NFL Monday before Big Blue looks for its third straight win this week against the St. Louis Rams, Giants.com rounds up what experts and analysts are saying about the team:
"Offensive Player of the Week: Odell Beckham Jr., wide receiver, New York Giants. He fought a Washington corner to win the first [touchdown], outran the entire secondary on the second, and caught a well-aimed worm-burner from Eli Manning for the third. Amazing thing about Beckham: He missed the first four games of the season, and, with two games left, this rookie has 71 catches for 973 yards and nine touchdowns in 10 games."
"The Giants' defensive front as a whole is on an impressive run. After recording just 19 sacks in their first 11 games of the season, the Giants have 22 in their past three games, including the seven they got Sunday. Impressive second-year defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins had 2.5 of his own Sunday. Reigning NFC defensive player of the week Devon Kennard had another half-sack and batted down a pass. The Giants knocked Washington quarterback Colt McCoy out of the game early and stayed after Robert Griffin III even after his impressive start."
"The Giants offensive strategy of throwing it to Odell Beckham Jr. on every play seems to be actually working. ODB caught 12 passes for 143 and a three touchdowns. The rest of the Giants offense combined for 11 catches and 107 yards."
"Beckham has made the offense come alive in ways that were incomprehensible before his arrival. His emergence has the Giants thinking ahead to the likely combination of him and wide receiver Victor Cruz, who is injured. The two are also first-rate end-zone celebration stars. Cruz has his salsa moves; Beckham does a dance called the Whip, but he breaks out new steps, shakes and wiggles for each score."
"With Beckham on one flank and a healthy Victor Cruz on the other, Manning can already start dreaming about a more prolific 2015, can already see the path that gets this limping franchise back to the postseason, can confidently say the best is yet to come for an offense beleaguered by injury and beset by the steep learning curve that came under a first-year offensive coordinator."
"It was the second win in a row for the Giants (5-9) and gave them a sweep of Washington (3-11) for the second straight year. It clinched a third-place finish for the Giants, leaving the expansion 1995 Jaguars as the only team in Tom Coughlin's 19 years as an NFL head coach to finish in last place."
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