Dec 1, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws the ball in front of New York Giants defensive end Damontre Moore (98) in the first quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
1. The Red Zone Defense
To everyone’s surprise, the Giants’ red zone defense was extremely impressive. The Giants held the Cowboys to field goals and got one touchdown scored on them from a bad call by the referee. If the Cowboys never got that first and goal from the pass interference call, they would have been forced to kick another field goal.
The Giants did that against one of the top offenses in the NFL. Make no mistake, the Cowboys aren’t a joke even though they struggled. The Falcons have the potential to be a great offense as well and it’s up to the Giants to put a stop to that.
Holding the Falcons to field goals is going to be key in winning this game. The Giants can’t let Ryan pile on the points because playing catch up isn’t going to be easy against Dan Quinn. Quinn knows all about Manning from his days with the Eagles. Stopping a team’s momentum sets the tone for the rest of the game.
Hopefully this time around the Giants’ defensive performance won’t be ruined by a couple of bad calls. Spagnuolo’s defense needs the credit that no one is giving to them.