Friday, December 28, 2012
Breakfast links: 2 days to Skins-Cowboys
By Dan Graziano
With the Redskins on the verge of their first division title since 1999, Dan Daly writes that there's still a lot we don't know about this team. Dan thinks the most important thing for them Sunday night in the division title game against Dallas will be maintaining balance on offense.
Liked this Rick Maese story on Michael Irvin and Darrell Green, two great veterans of past Cowboys-Redskins tussles who have evolved from fierce rivals into good friends.
What's at stake for the Cowboys on Sunday night? Todd Archer writes that the chance they have is one to write an entirely new story -- one that will keep, at least for a little while, their detractors from saying "same old Cowboys."
DeMarcus Ware's elbow huts, and his shoulder keeps popping out of its socket. He's going to play Sunday night anyway, even though that latter problem could require offseason surgery.
New York Giants
A lot of people have been doing a lot of looking ahead with the Giants the past couple of days -- looking ahead to 2013. This blog pleads guilty to doing some of that. But as Mathias Kiwanuka reminds us, the Giants' 2012 season isn't over yet. And while they need four games to break their way Sunday, including their own, the Giants believe anything's possible.
The Giants' biggest problem this year, on both sides of the ball, has been a lack of the kinds of big plays that were their hallmark during their Super Bowl run.
All of the talk has been about head coach Andy Reid, who could be out as soon as Monday. But expect changes on the rest of the coaching staff, too, with veteran assistants likely on the chopping block as well.
Michael Vick's last game in East Rutherford was the miracle comeback against the Giants in December of 2010. (It was Vince Young who beat the Giants in MetLife Stadium last year, remember.) Much has changed for Vick since that day, and as Zach Berman writes, that change hasn't been good.