It's only week 7 right? Not even half way through the season, it's too soon to worry about sucking for the second best QB in the draft (If you're the Colts) or the play offs... Or is it?
Personally I feel like this is the most important regular season game of the season, in fact it may be the most significant game and perhaps the first meaningful game since 2007. It's been too long since we've been relevant and a win on Sunday will put us in the thick of the play off race.
The match up on Sunday is the toughest game remaining on our schedule. I could tell you that the Giants have a balanced and potent offense or that they are only allowing 17 points a game, however when division rivals square off you can throw stats out the window. The Giants are an elite team and they have shown that they can beat any team in the NFL, as they showed last week when they blew out the 49ers.
Although we may have swept them last year, I have a feeling that we're going to see the team that swept us for four consecutive years. We're going to their house and I'm sure there will still be a bitter taste in their mouths over last years losses. They will be plenty motivated and dangerous.
If we do pull off this win, we will take first place in the NFC East and the Giants who are the best team in our division would fall to 0-3 divisional record. The momentum we would gain would be huge for the rest of the season, because as we all know no season has ever been decided in week 7. Just take a look at our schedule there isn't a single team who we can't beat, now I'm not saying we are going to finish 13-3 but holding our division lead and making the play offs is plausible.
Another reason why this game has weighted significance is due to the fact that I don't think we have faced an elite team this year, with the exception of the Falcons. To me it is a fantastic gauge not only of how well RGIII and the 2012 Redskins play, it's also an opportunity to see how some of our weaker units hold up against high level competition. Take Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Eli Manning vs anyone in our Secondary or Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, or Osi Umenyiora vs Tyler Polumbus.
We're labelled as underdogs heading into this game and it would be great to see our team adopt an underdog mentality and make a statement on Sunday. If that happens, the sparks we've seen all season long could combust into a raging inferno and something special could take place before our very eyes.