Giants, Redskins Lock Horns In All-Important Divisional Matchup

CBS New York

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Giants and Washington Redskins dragged their sore bodies out of bed this week knowing that the next game would be only four days after the previous one.

Both teams also know that their respective 1-2 starts won’t cut it if the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles are going to keep coming from behind to win every game.

So never mind the fact that no one seems to like the idea of playing a Thursday night game, or that Redskins coach Jay Gruden joked that he was “jittery” this week because of the “17 cups of coffee” he had consumed just to accommodate the cramped preparation schedule.

Neither team can afford to coast through this one and fall 2½ games off the pace.

“We need this in the worst way,” Giants safety Antrel Rolle told WFAN radio this week. “I’m excited, I’m gonna be…

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