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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/ 2/2010

Donovan McNabb hopes to keep Giants rushers on their heels

By Jason Reid

The New York Giants are tied for fifth in the NFL with 31 sacks and quarterback Donovan McNabb has been sacked 31 times - the league's second-highest total.

When the Giants play host to the Redskins on Sunday at New Meadowlands Stadium, McNabb expects to face a formidable pass rush. That's just the way the Giants play, McNabb said.

"I've played 'em for 11 years, and they've had some success with getting to the quarterback," said McNabb, who also faced the Giants twice a season while with the Philadelphia Eagles. "Sometimes, we had great games against 'em.

"Being here in this offense, we have to be able to kinda quick strike 'em a little bit. You've gotta keep 'em on their heels, being able to run the ball, set up some screens to kinda counteract what they do with their defensive ends and linebackers."

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Ends Osi Umenyiora (eight sacks) and Justin Tuck (7.5) generate consistent pressure. Umenyiora is No. 1 in the NFL with seven forced fumbles. Tuck is tied for fourth with four, and he's tops with four fumble recoveries.

Despite the Giants' Pro Bowl edge rushers, the Redskins must attempt to make big plays in the passing game, McNabb said.

"We have to challenge their secondary," he said. "That's what made Jacksonville very successful [in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Giants]. They ran the ball pretty well, they did a great job of running the screen game and getting the ball down field.

"When you put pressure on 'em, obviously, now they have to kinda second guess themselves, thinking what they're gonna do next. Over the previous years, obviously, with a different team, we were very successful attacking their secondary, which led to our screen game and running game kinda opening up and giving us opportunities."

By Jason Reid  | December 2, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Donovan McNabb hopes to keep Giants rushers IN their heels
By Jason Reid


Wow, sounds like the Giants are cross dressers, I guess it takes one to know one doesn't it Reid??? They are writing about the strangest things these days......

Posted by: monk811 | December 2, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

In 91 I think Rypien was sacked 10 or less times ALL FRIGGIN SEASON. No wonder we won the SB.

Posted by: FedorEm | December 2, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

In 91 I think Rypien was sacked 10 or less times ALL FRIGGIN SEASON. No wonder we won the SB.

Posted by: FedorEm | December 2, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

We would have beat Marino and the Dolphin's record for least amout of sacks in a year but we played Philly the last game and pulled most of our starters and they got some sacks in garbage duty. Damn Eagles!

Posted by: monk811 | December 2, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

McNabb you are no longer in Philly....

Get ready to get bit up. Rather than Giant slaying, get ready to be slayed.....

Posted by: SeedofChange | December 2, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

here's the best advice i can give mcnabb: run and fast

Posted by: miked4 | December 2, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Judging by these numbers, I think it's safe to estimate that McNabb will be sacked 31 times on Sunday.

Posted by: RIP-21 | December 2, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: FedorEm
In 91 I think Rypien was sacked 10 or less times ALL FRIGGIN SEASON. No wonder we won the SB.
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...and was the Super Bowl MVP! THANKS HOGS! Which always begs the question: If Dan Snyder is the lifelong Redskin fan he claims to be, why is the concept of an effective offensive line so lost on him?

Posted by: katedog | December 2, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

McNabb,get on your best running shoes for the Giants just to keep game close

Posted by: dcg326 | December 2, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

McNabb,get on your best running shoes for the Giants just to keep game close

Posted by: dcg326 | December 2, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

McNabb,get on your best running shoes for the Giants just to keep game close

Posted by: dcg326 | December 2, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

McNabb,get on your best running shoes for the Giants just to keep game close

Posted by: dcg326 | December 2, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

McNabb,get on your best running shoes for the Giants just to keep game close

Posted by: dcg326 | December 2, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

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