The Giants looked like Super Bowl contenders earlier this season but now there is a very good chance they will not make the playoffs. The Giants must win this game to have any chance and they are favored in HYPERLINK "nfl-football/odds-lines" NFL lines at Sbg global.com.
Giants -3.5, total 44.5
The Giants are laying more than a field goal in this game but it is hard to have confidence in a New York team that is not playing well. The Giants gave the game away two weeks ago against Philadelphia and last week they were dominated by Green Bay. Now they head into Washington to face a Redskins team that is playing much better with Rex Grossman at quarterback.
Giants 8-2 vs. Redskins
The one thing that the Giants do have going for them is that they have won eight of the last ten in this series against Washington. They are also 7-2-1 against the NFL lines in those games. Last month the Giants crushed the Redskins 31-7 in New York. New York has won the last five games in this series and they are 4-0-1 against the HYPERLINK "nfl-football/odds-lines" NFL betting lines in those games.
Coughlin on the Hot Seat
There is a chance this could be the last game for New York head coach Tom Coughlin. The Giants did catch lightning in a bottle and win a Super Bowl with Coughlin as their head coach but it was not like that New York team was great. They had to win all of their playoff games on the road and then needed a miracle catch in the Super Bowl to win. Many in New York have tired of Coughlin and it may be that he is on the way out. Last week in a game they had to win against Green Bay they were routed. Eli Manning threw four interceptions and the defense was destroyed by Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. In the last 68 minutes the Giants have given up 73 points. The Giants have become known as choke artists in the second half of the season and yes, that includes their Super Bowl season. Coughlin does not have his team ready and Eli Manning is not helping. He now has 24 interceptions this season, the most in the NFL.