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The First Look: Giants vs. Redskins


Opponent: Washington Redskins

Record: 5-6 (2-3 Home)

Streak: Won 2

Common opponents: Cincinnati (L, 38-31), @ Tampa Bay (W, 24-22), @ Pittsburgh (L, 27-12), Carolina (L, 21-13), Philadelphia (W, 31-6), @ Dallas (W, 38-31)

Last time out: The Giants won the first leg of the season series, 27-23, in Week 7.

PTS/G: 26.8 (7th in NFL)

Opp. PTS/G: 25.9 (25th)

Passing: 222.0 (19th)

Opp. Passing: 301.4 (31st)

Rushing: 162.9 (2nd)

Opp. Rushing: 89.2 (3rd)

Giants-Redskins Connections: Offensive line coach Pat Flaherty spent the 2000 season as the tight ends coach with the Redskins; Defensive line coach Robert Nunn held the same position with the Redskins in 2003; Tight ends coach Michael Pope held the same position with the Redskins for three years (1997-99), before re-joining the Giants in 2000. RB Andre Brown was signed by the Redskins on Nov. 25, 2010, before being waived by the team on July, 29, 2011; T Sean Locklear spent the 2011 season with the Redskins; CB Justin Tryon was originally selected in the fourth round (124th overall) by the Redskins in 2008, and spent the first three years of his career; Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard played wide receiver for the Giants for eight years (1997-2004); DT Barry Cofield played for the Giants for five years (2006-2010), playing a major role in the Giants' victory in Super Bowl XLII.

Head Coach: Mike Shanahan, 170-129 Overall (19th year)

Back at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va.: "One of the reasons I enjoy playing on Thanksgiving is it does give you a chance to heal up a little bit more," Shanahan said Monday when asked about the longer week to prepare for the Giants. "And you're just hoping that at the end of your Sunday night game that you're not banged up or everybody gets a chance to play. Even though some guys were hurting, everybody got a chance to play for the most part and play at a pretty high level."

*Stay tuned to for a full scouting report from Michael Eisen later in the week.


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