I was going to hold off posting this, but with the long break from Thursday's game to Monday, and an 0-6 start, we need something to at least take our minds off this train wreck of a season. This was a game I got a number or requests to do over the summer and to be honest, was one of my favorite Giants regular season wins ever.
Basically you had the 2 big heavyweights in the NFC East (and along with the Bears, in the NFC). Both at 11-2, both meeting up with long winning streaks, and the winner had the inside track to the division title. The Giants had come off beating the 49ers on a Monday Night game, overcoming a 17-0 deficit and were looking to sweep Washington.
The game also featured the 2 best defensive players of 1986, LT vs. Dexter Manley. LT would be matched up with Joe Jacoby and Manley vs. now renown car salesman Brad Benson. It would end up being a one sided match up, just like the game as the Redskins would turn the ball over 7 times (6 Jay Schroeder picks) in a 24-14 win for the Giants that would end up giving them the path for homefield and their eventual first Super Bowl.
I'm planning on getting another review in for the bye week, and have already started working on the 1993 Giants @ Dolphins game.
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