Win McNamee/Getty ImagesThe New York Giants had trouble stopping Donovan McNabb when he was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. Perhaps their luck will change now that he is a Washington Redskin and suffering through his worst season as a pro.The Giants have rattled off four straight wins over the Redskins, and NFL oddsmakers expect them to make it five in a row Sunday. They have listed the Giants as a seven-point favorite with the total set at 43.5.If Washington is going to avoid yet another Vikings Brett Favre jersey
loss in this series, it is going to need McNabb to summon up some of his old magic. The six-time Pro Bowler is 11-7 as a starter in his career against New York, which includes four straight wins. He’s thrown 27 touchdown strikes and only nine interceptions in those games 18 games.In two wins against New York last season, McNabb completed 69.5 percent of his passes for 515 yards with five touchdowns and one interception.McNabb, however, hasn’t looked like the same player that has shredded the Giants throughout his career. He has thrown more interceptions (13) than touchdowns (11) and he is carrying a career-worst passer rating of 76.0.Keep in mind that McNabb never threw more picks than touchdowns while in Philadelphia.Turning things around this week could prove difficult, considering the Giants boast the best pass defense in the league, surrendering only 186.4 yards per game.Some of McNabb’s struggles can be attributed to Washington’s lack of a running game. Clinton Portis has been lost for the season with a torn muscle in his abdomen and backup Ryan Torain has been out since Halloween with a hamstring injury. Torain is currently listed as questionable for Sunday.Without their top two rushers, the Redskins have dipped to 26th in the league in rushing offense, averaging just 90.7 yards per game on the ground.It looks like McNabb will have to carry the load Sunday.It is worth noting that the Redskins 2010 pro bowl 4 Brett Favre Blue jersey
are 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven games as a road underdog.New York rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to earn a 24-20 win over Jacksonville in Week 12. With that win and a Philadelphia loss, the Giants moved into a tie for first in the NFC East.While the Giants boast the third-best offense in the NFL (387.2 yards per game), they have certainly missed wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith.Nicks is expected to be out until mid-December as he recovers from compartment syndrome in his left leg. Smith will likely miss another week with a partially torn pectoral muscle, but he hasn’t been completely ruled out.The offensive line is also banged-up, but several backups have more than held their own. As a result, Eli Manning hasn’t been sacked in four consecutive games.If the line is able to hold strong this week, the Giants stand a pretty good shot against the worst defensive team in the NFL. Washington ranks dead last in total defense, allowing 400.9 yards per game. The Skins rank 29th against the pass (269.4 yards per game) and 26th against the run (131.5 yards per game).New York must avoid turnovers at all costs. They have committed a league-high 30, but they did not commit a turnover in a game for the first time all season last week.It is worth noting 2010 pro bowl Vikings 4 Brett Favre jersey
that the Redskins are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six meetings in New York.Bet with confidence in Week 13 by playing the same NFL picks as world champion handicapper Jimmy Boyd!