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Giants suddenly can take 2-game lead in NFC East

Friday - 11/23/2012, 3:05pm  ET

New York Giants football stand out Victor Cruz serves dinners at Eva's Village in Paterson, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Cruz and other Giants players visited the non-profit social service organization to donate more than 5,000 cans of Campbell’s Chunky soup to those in need during the holiday season. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

AP Sports Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Coming off a bye week and despite a two-game losing streak, the New York Giants have a chance to open a two-game lead in the NFC East with a win over the streaking Green Bay Packers.

Thank you, Robert Griffin III.

Washington's phenomenal rookie quarterback opened the door for the defending Super Bowl champions to take command by leading the Redskins to a 38-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving.

The outcome left both Washington and Dallas with 5-6 records, and gave the Giants (6-4) the chance to make things a little easier if they can beat the Packers (7-3) and snap their five-game winning streak.

That's a big if.

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