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This game is for first place in the NFC East, this year. Given that the Giants looked elite in beating the San Francisco 49ers on the road last week, it’s up to them to defend first place.

But now, players argue, they know what the Redskins have to offer.

“They’re not going to look at us like a team that they feel they should beat,” Cofield said. “They’re going to treat us with a lot of respect and we’re going to get their best shot and we’re going to have to give them ours.”