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FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez looks ahead to the Redskins-Giants matchup.
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I am -- they Arrington and welcome to America is gaining weight preview presented by the onion Nissan Altima. Our senior in about writer Alex Smart as joins us and the nation's capital Alex -- seamen coming off of Mary impressive road win against the niners last weekend how concerned should Giants head coach Tom Coughlin be about a -- Having a let down on Sunday. Show with a with any other opponent outside the NFC east. I think I'll call for whatever reason for concern but there's two things so we'll keep the Giants motivated heading into Sunday's matchup. Not only the Redskins a division rival New York was swept by Washington last season en route to winning Super Bowl 46. It's the same happened Sunday and the Giants lose will be New York's third division defeat already this season. It also about the Giants out of first place in the NFC east. If I can't get the G -- fired up nothing well. Not a Giants defense highness San Francisco's quarterback Alex Smith and aren't happening. One could establish anything through the air or the ground so do you expect New York to use that same blueprint against the reds. And Robert Griffin the third Joseph I think the big difference here is that the Giants didn't have to worry about -- -- as a passer like they do would RG three. Trust me New York with local repeat of their dominating defensive -- -- -- sisco without -- -- easy with a run pass threat like RG three. He's complemented by another standout rookie and running back Alpert Morse. Another key matchup to watch Joseph Redskins left tackle Trent Williams against Giants defense event. Jason Peter Paul and Osi Umenyiora wouldn't be an outstanding job last Sunday shutting down vikings' defense -- -- out. Keeping RG three protected its New York's fierce pass rush will provide Williams with another hefty challenge. And finally redskins' head coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan taking a lot of heat on how they've handled Washington's cornerbacks in the past. Credit should be given to them on the development a. A RG three. Jolt the Shanahan deserves a ton of credit for making the blockbuster trade to begin with to move up and select RG three -- last April's draft. Took tweaking their West Coast style offense to take advantage of his skills that. As part of the redskins' rebuilding process that began with the hiring in 2010. The biggest thing Mike Shanahan has -- think franchise quarterback. Donovan McNabb was over the hill and when he tad and the Shanahan sport themselves and the thinking. That Rex Grossman or John Beck could be the answer in 2011. RG three is just to the Redskins needed to get back into the playoff. I think so much Alex this previous presented by the all the new Nissan Altima. You can see the Giants Redskins game Sunday on fox beginning with America's number one pregame show fox NFL Sunday at noon eastern. Alex I'm still we'll see you next time.