Giants vs. Redskins preview: Everything you need to know

Eli Manning and the Giants host the Washington Redskins Sunday. - Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

The New York Giants host the Washington Redskins Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

The New York Giants lead the NFC East with a 4-2 record, but they have yet to win an NFC East game in 2012. Losses to the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles have the Giants 0-2 in the division. The Giants can change that today when they host the 3-3 Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium at 1 p.m. ET.

The Giants get a first-hand look at Robert Griffin III, the exciting Redskins' rookie quarterback. RGIII gets to test his mettle against the defending Super Bowl champions. This should be an entertaining afternoon. Here is everything you need to know.

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The Basic Stuff

Giants (4-2) vs. Washington Redskins (3-3)
Where: MetLife Stadium
When: 1 p.m. ET
TV: FOX -- Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Odds: Giants -6

Key Players

Giants

1. Eli Manning: The Redskins are worst in the league against the pass right now. Could a big day for Manning be on the horizon?

2. Defensive ends: Can they keep Robert Griffin III in the pocket? That's probably the best place for him.

3. David Wilson: Well, he is going to the Hall of Fame and all.

Redskins

1. Robert Griffin III: We have talked about him all week.

[RGIII Spotlight | Giants in awe?]

2. Ryan Kerrigan: He will line up opposite Sean McKenzie. The Giants need to handle him. If they do that they should be able to move the football.

3. Alfred Morris: Morris is averaging 19.3 carries and 89.7 yards per game for Washington. Sure would be nice to take the running game away from the Redskins.

[Scouting the Redskins | Chatting with the enemy]

Storylines

The Giants lead the NFC East, but they are 0-2 in the division. They have to have a division victory. Plus, they want a little payback for the two Redskins' victories over them a year ago.

The Redskins are 3-3 and trying to prove that with RGIII they are no longer bottom-feeders in the NFC.

Predictions

Mike Farley, Big Blue View: Giants 31, Redskins 27
Jared Smith, SB Nation New York: Giants 31, Redskins 28

Quotable

"His name is Sir Robert Griffin. That's what I refer to him now. I mean look at what he's done. Look at the way he's performed as a rookie. You don't see players come into the league performing like that at that stage in their career, so all the respect in the world goes to him and he's a phenomenal football player."

-- Osi Umenyiora on Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III

"I think at the end of my career, I'll be in the Hall of Fame ... "I'm like birth control. You have to believe in me. Like birth control, 99.9 percent of the time I'm going to come through for you."

-- Giants' running back David Wilson

Tweets of the Week

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Injury Stuff

Giants
Rocky Bernard DT Quadricep Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Michael Boley LB Hip Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
Ahmad Bradshaw RB Foot Did Not Participate In Practice Questionable
Andre Brown RB Concussion Full Participation in Practice Probable
Hakeem Nicks WR Foot Limited Participation in Practice Probable
Kenny Phillips S Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Da'Rel Scott RB Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Corey Webster CB Hand Full Participation in Practice Probable
Jacquian Williams LB Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Redskins
Stephen Bowen DE -- Limited Participation in Practice --
Barry Cofield DT Shoulder Full Participation in Practice Probable
Fred Davis TE Knee Full Participation in Practice Probable
London Fletcher LB -- Limited Participation in Practice --
Pierre Garcon WR Foot Did Not Participate In Practice Doubtful
Cedric Griffin CB Hamstring Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
DeAngelo Hall CB Knee Full Participation in Practice Probable
David Jones CB Achilles Did Not Participate In Practice Questionable
Brandon Meriweather S Knee Out (Definitely Will Not Play) Out
Jordan Pugh S Head Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
Saverio Rocca P Right Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Questionable
Doug Worthington DE Calf Full Participation in Practice Probable
Darrel Young RB Hamstring Did Not Participate In Practice Questionable

-- Injury reports from NFL.com

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