The best part of football in December are the playoff impacting divisional matchups, but this won’t be the case when Robert Griffen III and/or Colt McCoy and the Washington NFL Franchise head to MetLife Stadium to take on Eli Manning, Odel Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants.
The talented yet struggling NY Giants are 6.5 point favorite in the week 15 NFL betting odds over the bumbling Washington squad in NFL week 15 action. The game total is an slightly above average 46.5.
Even though both teams are out of playoff contention, you can expect a highly competitive game with coaches and players on both squads auditioning for the 2015 campaign. Throw in some ol’ fashioned hatred and the RG3 vs Colt McCoy drama and this game will be fun to watch.
Matchup: Washington at NY Giants
Date: Dec. 14, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
TV Info: FOX
Radio: New York Vs Washington
Point Spread: Giants -6.5
Game Total: 46.5
Analyzing My Washington at NY Giants NFL Week 15 Against The Spread Pick
Washington is 3-10 on the season and coming off a 24-0 shellacking against at the hands of the St. Louis Rams. Under 1st year coach Jay Gruden, Washington has used three starting quarterbacks this year and not because of injury. Robert Griffin III started the season, Kirk Cousins took over when RG3 was injured and Colt McCoy took over when Cousins started throwing the ball to opposing defenders instead of teammates. All three QBs have started at least three games. Combined, they have 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
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"It’s pretty positive right now. … He looked fine today," Gruden said. "We’ve had looks at all three quarterbacks. And based on what we’ve seen out at practice for the whole training camp and offseason, and the game situations, right now we feel like Colt is in the lead."
Gruden was the offensive coordinator of the successful Cincinnati Bengals, and was brought in to straighten out an offense that Mike Shanahan left in shambles.
WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon have combined for more than 1,500 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while TE Jordan Reed has 12 of his 36 receptions in his last two games. Jackson, who missed Week 14 against the Rams with a shin injury, has 942 yards and five touchdowns.
Gruden: 50-50 on DeSean Jackson status.
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The Redskins rushing attack is averaging 4.2 yards per carry with Alfred Morris leading the way with 899 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.
Defensively, the Washington Redskins are allowing 26.6 points, 342.8 yards, and they’ve forced 32 sacks and 15 turnovers.
New York is 4-9 in the season and is coming off a stunning 36-7 victory against the Tennessee Titans that snapped a the funk of a seven-game losing streak. QB Eli Manning threw for 260 yards, 1 TD & 1INT. WR Odell Beckham Jr caught 11 balls for 131 yards & 1 TD.
Eli Manning is completing 62.9 percent of his passes for 23 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Manning has five touchdowns and two picks in his last three games.
"I want to be there for my teammates. I want to be there for the organization," Manning said. "I know we have a lot of guys who are banged up and hurting, but they are there practicing, they are there playing on Sundays."
Rookie phenom WR Odell Beckham Jr. has taken the sports world by storm. He is tied for second among rookies with 59 receptions. He’s third in yards with 829. He’s tied for fifth with six touchdown catches. And all this despite missing four games. Beckham’s the most productive wide receiver per games played.
The Giants ground game is averaging 3.7 yards per carry, as Rashad Jennings leads the way with 603 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, the New York Giants are allowing 25.1 points, 371.3 yards, and they’ve forced 34 sack and 21 turnovers.
The NY Giants are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 15, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC teams, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on field turf, but 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in December, and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as a home favorite.
Washington is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a SU loss, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss, 15-36-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games following a SU loss of more than 14 points, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC teams and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Both teams have porous defenses, but with a healthy Rashad Jennings and Odel Beckham Jr playing lights out, this is the Giants game to lose.