Gi­ants (4-8) at Red­skins (6-6)

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - Week 14 Matchups - Ananth Pan­dian

W ......... at Ari­zona ......... 24-6 L ....... In­di­anapo­lis ....... 21-9 W ....... GreenBay ....... 31-17 Sept. 30 ............. Bye ............. L ...at New Or­leans ... 43-19 W ......... Carolina ......... 23-17 W ........... Dal­las ........... 20-17 W .... at N.Y. Gi­ants .... 20-13 L ........... At­lanta ........... 38-14 W ..... at Tampa Bay ..... 16-3 L ......... Hous­ton ......... 23-21 L .......... at Dal­las .......... 31-23 L .... at Philadel­phia .... 28-13 Dec. 9 ....... N.Y. Gi­ants ....... 1 Dec. 16 ..at Jack­sonville ..1 Dec. 23 ...at Ten­nessee ...1 Dec. 30 .... Philadel­phia .... 1

Sun­day, 1 p.m. ET, FedExField, Lan­dover, Md.

TV: Fox

Danny Sheri­dan's odds: by 1 ⁄2

Gi­ants' keys to vic­tory: The Gi­ants need to take ad­van­tage of Wash­ing­ton's re­cent slip­page by giv­ing the ball to Saquon Barkley and let­ting him run through and around the Red­skins de­fense. Barkley has topped 100 yards in his past three games but was held to 38 yards on 13 car­ries in a Week 8 loss to Wash­ing­ton. New York has to stop Wash­ing­ton's run­ning back duo of Adrian Peter­son (90-yard touch­down run in Week 13 vs. the Ea­gles) and Chris Thomp­son from set­ting the tone for the Red­skins offense.

Red­skins' keys to vic­tory: The Red­skins have to use the prospect of mak­ing the play­offs as mo­ti­va­tion against the Gi­ants. But they will have to do it with jour­ney­man QB Mark Sanchez — or an­other player they sign dur­ing the week — af­ter sea­son-end­ing in­juries to Alex Smith and Colt McCoy. Sanchez came into the Week 13 game af­ter McCoy broke his leg, and he threw for 100 yards with one in­ter­cep­tion.

Matchup to watch: Gi­ants Odell Beck­ham Jr. vs. Red­skins CB Josh Nor­man. Given their his­tory of not see­ing eye to eye, you can bet that Nor­man (three in­ter­cep­tions) and Beck­ham (1,052 re­ceiv­ing yards) will be fired up to play against each other. All of their ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties should be en­ter­tain­ing to watch.

Who wins? As­sum­ing the Red­skins get pass­able quar­ter­back play, Wash­ing­ton's strong de­sire to make the play­offs should mo­ti­vate it enough to get past a hap­less Gi­ants team. New York might keep things close, but the Red­skins will come away with the vic­tory.

Red­skins, 27-14 Red­skins

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