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Posted at 4:32 PM ET, 12/ 4/2010

McNabb facing familiar foe

By Jason Reid

For the first 11 years of his career, quarterback Donovan McNabb led the Philadelphia Eagles against the New York Giants in very intense NFC East battles.

McNabb will guide Washington against their divisional rival on Sunday at New Meadowlands Stadium, and the sight of McNabb in a Redskins jersey will be different for the Giants. "We're used to seeing Donovan in one color jersey," Giants Coach Tom Coughlin said. "We are going to see him this week in a different one."

McNabb has struggled in his first season with the Redskins, but he has been effective against the Giants throughout his career.

"He has a tremendous arm and can throw the ball about as far as he has to throw it," Coughlin said. "He's also pulled it down and ran against us."

Giants quarterback Eli Manning has a lot of respect for McNabb.

"We have had some great matchups," Manning said. "I have a lot of respect for Donovan - just the way he competes and the way he handles his business. Everything he has ever been through, he has done it with a smile.

"He is a great role model for a young quarterback coming into this league and watching how he dealt with his first years. I love his competitiveness and I am looking forward to having another matchup."

By Jason Reid  | December 4, 2010; 4:32 PM ET
 
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Posted by: p1funk | December 4, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

The midgettes front 7 is formidable. If we can somehow neutralize or avoid them we have a chance but I don't feel real confident in Rabach and Lichtenwhozzee. Mayb some rollouts, screens and shovels?? The eternal optimist says Skins 20,midgettes 16. HTTR

Posted by: wireman65 | December 4, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

And I mean real shovels to smack 'em with.

Posted by: wireman65 | December 4, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for this piece of fluff. Giants say that they respect McNabb - excuse me, but that's what every team says about every upcoming teams QB. What are they supposed to say? "Hey, the last thing we are worried about is McNabb" or "That's some stellar year his having, huh?" or "We can always count on him to throw a few passes into the dirt". Please stop reaching for ways to praise McNabb, it has become very tiresome.

Posted by: dwhitemd | December 4, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for this piece of fluff. Giants say that they respect McNabb - excuse me, but that's what every team says about every upcoming teams QB. What are they supposed to say? "Hey, the last thing we are worried about is McNabb" or "That's some stellar year his having, huh?" or "We can always count on him to throw a few passes into the dirt". Please stop reaching for ways to praise McNabb, it has become very tiresome.

Posted by: dwhitemd | December 4, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

"We're used to seeing Donovan in one color jersey," Giants Coach Tom Coughlin said. "We are going to see him this week in a different one."

deep thoughts

Posted by: Pepper5 | December 4, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

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