Giants vs. Redskins: What to watch for on Sunday

Stephen Dunn

Five things to watch for Sunday when the Giants face the Redskins.

Here are five things to watch Sunday when the New York Giants host the Washington Redskins Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

1. Can the Giants maintain discipline on defense? Head coach Tom Coughlin talked early in the week about the Giants needing to do this against Robert Griffin III. We know this has been an issue for this defense. We have seen it this season against running backs LeSean Mccoy and Trent Richardson, giving up the contain on the back side. We have seen it in previous years against Michael Vick, allowing him outside despite knowing that's the last place you want him to go. RGIII will kill the Giants with his speed if they decide to freelance and not play their responsibilities.

2. Aerial assault: The Redskins are surrendering a league-worst 328 yards per game against the pass. Expect Eli Manning, Victor Cruz and Co. to try and torch the Washington secondary.

3. Which Giants' team will show up? Will we see the dominant Giants' team we saw against the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers? Will we see the mystifying giants' team we saw against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns? The Giants need an NFC East victory, and hopefully that motivates them to put their best foot forward.

4. Who carries the mail? Ahmad Bradshaw has 57 carries the past two weeks. Head coach Tom Coughlin keeps saying he is fine with that, and Bradshaw says the same, but the reality is it's not fine. Bradshaw is again having foot issues, and he need some help. Andre Brown is back this week, and David Wilson is chomping at the bit for more opportunities. The distribution of snaps, and carries, will be interesting to watch.

5. Keep up the pressure: The Giants' pass rush finally showed up against the 49ers. Can they keep it up?

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