Originally posted on Redskins Hog Heaven  |  Last updated 2/29/12
The New York Giants are defending super bowl champions.  They have won two championships in the last five years.  The Washington Redskins are a last place team.  They last finished ahead of the New York Giants in the NFC East standings in 2004.  They have gone to the playoffs twice since then.  The Giants have gone to the playoffs five times since then.And yet, the Redskins beat the Giants twice last season and so we are now having this discussion.  The topic is: are the Redskins really close to being a better team that the Giants?  The super bowl champion Giants?Let me say this: they will not be better within the next year.  But the Giants still do not represent the pinnacle of the NFC, and I think playing tough against them for a second straight year would represent a reasonable goal for the Redskins next season.For plenty of the season, the Giants were merely getting by with a sporadic Jason Pierre-Paul defensive play, and a breakout season by Victor Cruz that happened to coincid...
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