The Giants are a 'scary' matchup for the Redskins secondary

Josh Luckenbaugh
October 24, 2018 - 9:01 am

Despite the 1-6 record and this week's defensive fire sale, the Giants offense is a "scary" matchup for the Redskins secondary, Charley Casserly told The Junkies Wednesday. 

"Where (the Redskins) have not been exposed is the secondary. They're not very good there," Casserly said. "This is a scary game against the Giants, because despite all the negative publicity that Eli gets, he made a lot of big-time throws (Monday) night against a (Falcons) secondary that's better than the Redskins."

"This is a scary game Sunday, and I'm not just saying that. The matchups are not good for the Redskins in the secondary in this game."

The Giants certainly possess talent on the outside in Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard, not to mention tight end Evan Engram and running back Saquon Barkley, who's just as dynamic in the passing game as he is running the ball. 

However, New York's offensive line has struggled all season, and Casserly sees pressuring Manning as the key to keeping the Giants offense quiet. 

"They either have to score some points, or they have to get Eli out of his comfort zone," Casserly told The Junkies. "Pressure him. He sees the rush, and he'll throw it up. And if they just don't give up the 50- and 60-yard touchdown plays, and make Eli hold the ball and make enough good throws, he will miss enough throws."

"He will make enough bad decisions if you make him hold the ball and throw enough times."

Washington has seen that side of Manning plenty, New York's long-time quarterback throwing 25 interceptions in 28 career games against the Redskins. But they face a daunting task keeping Beckham quiet, who similarly to Ezekiel Elliott has torched Washington's defense in the past. 

That said, the Redskins bottled up "Zeke" last Sunday. Can Washington step up to the challenge again?

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